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María Lucila
María Lucila D., age 59, resides in San Juan Opico in the Department of La Libertad. She lives with her two adult children who are working. María works very hard making quesadillas, which are a type of bread served with cheese in the middle. This type of food is in great demand since it is a traditional dish in this country. In addition, she sells clothing for men, women, and children as a street vendor throughout the different neighborhoods of San Juan Opico. María is a very humble person who wants to succeed and have a better life by acquiring the necessary things she needs to live.

She is requesting a loan so that she can buy supplies for making quesadillas. In addition, she will buy more clothing so that she can increase her sales.

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María Lucila D. 59 años de edad, reside en San Juan Opico, departamento de La Libertad. Vive junto a dos hijos mayores de edad, quienes trabajan. María trabaja muy duro elaborando quesadillas, las cuales son un tipo de pan al cual se le coloca queso, estas poseen gran demanda, ya que son muy típicas de este país. Así mismo ella comercializa ropa para hombres mujeres y niños, las cuales vende de forma ambulante por diferentes colonias de San Juan Opico. María es una persona muy humilde, la cual desea salir adelante y poder contar con una vida mejor en la cual posee todo lo necesario para vivir. Ella solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar toda la materia prima para la elaboración de las quesadillas, y así mismo para comprar mayor cantidad de ropa y de esta forma aumentar sus ventas.

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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
  • 697
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped María Lucila purchase supplies for her food business & clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2010
Nov 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011