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Santos V. R., age 59, resides in the Department of Cuscatlán where she lives with her husband and two children (ages 22 and 16) who help her with her business. She sells seafood at the San Martín Market, a well-known place where she has been in operation for 23 years. Santos has become recognized in this area.

She is requesting a loan so that she can buy a wide variety of seafood such as fresh and dried fish, shrimp, shellfish, and other items. Her greatest wish is to improve her business so that she can have greater financial stability.

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Santos V. R. de 59 años de edad, reside en el departamento de Cuscatlán, en donde vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos de 22 y 16 años de edad, los cuales le ayudan con el negocio. Santos posee una venta de mariscos, la cual esta ubicada en el mercado de San Martín, lugar en el cual es muy conocida ya que se dedica a este tipo de negocio desde hace 23 años, por lo que es muy conocida en el lugar. Santos solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor variedad de mariscos como: pescado fresco y seco, camarones, conchas, y otros más. El mayor deseo de Santos es el poder mejorar su negocio, y de esta forma mejorar su estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 460
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Santos purchase a wide variety of seafood to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2010
Nov 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011