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María Lydia
María Lydia C. is 56 years old and resides in Jiquilisco, Department of Usulután, with her lifetime companion who helps with her business. She is a responsible and hardworking woman who manages a tortilla stand, a store that sells basic necessities, and a grain mill. Thanks to these businesses, she is able to provide for her household. María is a determined and dedicated individual who does whatever it takes to earn a living each day.

She is requesting a loan so that she will have the money to invest in her store. María plans to buy staples such as food and household products. In addition, she will acquire spare parts for her grain mill. Finally, she will buy a large quantity of corn for making tortillas. María greatly wants to improve the stability of her businesses so that she and her husband can live better.

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María Lydia C. de 56 años de edad, reside en Jiquilisco, departamento de Usulután en donde vive junto a su compañero de vida, el cual le ayuda en el negocio. María es una mujer muy responsable y trabajadora, quien posee una venta de tortillas, así mismo una tienda de productos de primera necesidad, y un molino, negocios gracias a los cuales logra sostener su hogar. Ella es una persona muy esforzada y dedicada a lo que se hace para ganarse el sustento diario. María solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para invertir en primer lugar en la tienda, comprando todos los productos de primera necesidad como alimenticios y para el cuidado del hogar, así mismo para invertir en repuestos para su molino y por ultimo para comprar mayor cantidad de maíz para elaborar las tortillas. María desea mucho mejorar la estabilidad de sus negocio y de esta forma vivir mejor junto a su esposo.

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About Apoyo Integral

Apoyo Integral (Apoyo) is a nonprofit organization offering financial products that enable clients to increase their working capital, purchase fixed assets, buy and remodel homes, expand agricultural business and more. The organization’s target group is businessmen and women who have already established their businesses but need financial support to strengthen or expand them.

Like Kiva, Apoyo is committed to empowering women involved in business activities in rural areas. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand these services to an even greater number of poor clients in rural areas.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 591
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Lydia purchase merchandise for her store, corn for making tortillas, and spare parts for her grain mill.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2010
Sep 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011