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María Esperanza
María Esperanza O. D. P., 61, lives in San Martín where she also works. She lives with her husband, two children and a grandson.

María sells infant and children’s clothing. Despite her work being very hard because she has to walk long distances to sell most of her products, she always sets out with the best disposition to increase sales every day.

María is asking for a loan to buy more clothes in a variety of colors and sizes to take advantage of the end of year festivities, which are every merchant’s dream, because during this time of year sales spike considerably.
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María Esperanza O. D. P. D. 61 años D. edad, resiD. en San Martín, mismo lugar en el cual se dedica a su trabajo. Ella vive junto a su esposo, dos hijos y un nieto. María se dedica a la venta D. ropa para bebés y niños, la cual comercializa D. forma ambulante, a pesar que su trabajo es muy duro ya que tiene que caminar por mucho tiempo para vender gran parte D. sus productos, ella siempre sale con la mejor disposición D. aumentar sus ventas cada día. María solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar más ropa, en diferentes colores y tallas, y D. esta forma aprovechar las fiestas D. fin D. año, lo cual es la ilusión D. todos los comerciantes, ya que para esta época las ventas suben considerablemente.

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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
  • 550
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,835,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped María Esperanza to buy infant wear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011