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María Del Carmen
María del Carmen R., age 60, is a very hard-working person, who strives day to day to get ahead. She lives in Jiquilisco, in the Usulutan department, with her grown child, who helps her with the business. She has a canteen, where she makes breakfasts and lunches, and also sells juice, fruit and candy. She has had this business, located in the food zone of the regional market of Jiquilisco, for six years. Her sales are very stable, and they allow her to have everything necessary to live. Maria is requesting a loan with the goal of buying a larger quantity of basic materials for making food, such as: basic grains, vegetables, fruits and other items. She has a great desire to increase her sales.
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María del Carmen R. de 60 años de edad, es una persona muy trabajadora, quien se esfuerza día con día por salir adelante. Ella vive en Jiquilisco, en el departamento de Usulután, en donde vive junto a su hijo mayor de edad, el cual le ayuda con el negocio. María posee un comedor, en el cual elabora desayunos y almuerzos, así mismo comercializa jugos, fruta, y golosinas. Desde hace 6 años que ella posee su negocio el cual esta ubicado en la zona de alimentos en el mercado regional de Jiquilisco, en donde sus ventas son muy estables, y las cuales le permiten contar con todo lo necesario para vivir. María solicita un préstamo con el fin de poder comprar mayor cantidad de materia prima para la elaboración de alimentos como: granos básicos, verduras, frutas y otros más, todo con el enorme deseo de 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
  • 709
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,637,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped María Del Carmen the purchase of basic material for making food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012