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María Concepción
María Concepción M. D. A. is 56 years old and lives in San Marcos in the department of San Salvador. She lives with her two children, who are 17 and 19 years old.

María works very hard every day at her own sewing shop, which is located in her home. She has worked there for the last 10 years, and she has gained a lot of experience and many repeat customers. She makes curtains, bedspreads, tableclothes, and other items.

She is asking for this loan to purchase fabric, thread, needles, and other essential items for her sewing work. She hopes to improve her business and improve the finances of her family.
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María Concepción M. D. A. D. 56 años D. edad, resiD. en San Marcos, en el departamento D. San Salvador. Ella vive junto a dos hijos D. 19 y 17 años D. edad. María trabaja muy duro día con día en su propio taller D. costura, el cual se encuentra en su casa D. habitación y en donD. trabaja desD. hace 10 años, tiempo en el cual ha ido obteniendo gran experiencia y así mismo clientes fijos. María elabora cortinas, cubrecamas, manteles, entre otros artículos más. Ella solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para la compra D. telas, hilos, agujas y otra materia prima la cual fundamental para este trabajo, D. esta forma María espera mejorar su negocio y así mejorar la economía D. su hogar.

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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
  • 575
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped María Concepción purchase fabric, thread, needles and other sewing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013