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María Ángela
María Ángela R. R. is 48 years of age and lives with her husband, three children and two grandchildren in the department of San Salvador. María prepares and sells meals from her home. As the area where she lives is quite commercial, she has many loyal customers who come to eat daily at her house.

The income that is generated by this business is very important for the stability of her family, which is why she is requesting a loan to purchase vegetables, fruit, spices, pasta and other products in bulk. With these products she will have all the necessary resources to offer a better service to her customers.
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María Ángela R. R. de 48 años de edad, vive junto a su esposo tres hijos y dos nietos, junto a los cuales reside en el departamento de San Salvador. María posee una venta de comida, la cual esta en su casa de habitación, esta zona cuenta con mucho comercio, por lo que posee muchos clientes fijos quienes comen a diario sus alimentos. Las ganancias generadas por este negocio son muy importante para la estabilidad de su familia, por lo que solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de verduras, frutas, especias, pastas y otros productos más con los cuales tenga todos los recursos necesarios para brindar un mejor servicio a sus clientes.

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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
  • 511
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped María Ángela purchase ingredients to prepare meals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2010
Dec 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012