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Marina Estela
Marina Estela C., 64, lives in Ahuachapán department with her two adult children who work. Marina is a very enterprising woman. She works hard selling movies outside her house. She also sells clothing, curtains and sheets which allows her to have an additional source of income for her support.

Both businesses are very important for her so she is asking for a loan to invest in her sales buying larger amounts of items for the home as well as more movies. Marina hopes to improve her economy this way.
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Marina Estela C. de 64 años de edad, reside en el departamento de Ahuachapán, en donde vive junto a dos hijos mayores de edad quienes se dedican a trabajar. Marina es una mujer muy emprendedora, la cual trabaja muy duro comercializando películas a las afueras de su hogar, así mismo comercializa ropa, cortinas y sabanas, lo que le permite contar con otras fuentes de ingreso para su sostén. Ambos negocios son de mucha importancia para ella, por lo que solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda invertir en sus ventas, comprando mayor cantidad de artículos para el hogar, así mismo para invertir en más películas, por medio de esto Marina espera mejorar su economía.

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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
  • 728
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,708,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Marina Estela to buy curtains, sheets and movies to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2011