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Guadalupe A. D. R. is 60 years old and lives in Soyapango, in San Salvador department, with her two daughters. One daughter is grown up and works and the other is 18 and studying.

Five and a half years ago, with the desire to live more comfortably, Guadalupe started her own business which is a store selling perishables. Her store is located in her home. Guadalupe serves in her business from Monday to Sunday and, in spite of the fact that it is hard work since she must serve customers all day long, it allows her to be at home and also to sell to her neighbors who have known her for a long time. This makes her business quite stable.

Guadalupe is requesting a loan so that she can invest in her business, buying a larger quantity of essentials so that she can improve her sales.
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Guadalupe A. D. R. D. 60 años D. edad, resiD. en Soyapango, en el departamento D. San Salvador, vive junto a dos hijas una mayor D. edad la cual trabaja y una D. 18 años quien se dedica a estudiar. Con el deseo D. poder vivir mejor, desD. hace 5 años y medio que Guadalupe inició su propio negocio el cual es una tienda D. productos perecederos, la cual esta ubicada en su casa D. habitación. Guadalupe atienD. el negocio D. lunes a domingo, y a pesar que su trabajo es pesado ya que debe atender clientes a lo largo del día, le permite estar en su casa y así mismo vender con sus vecinos los cuales la conocen desD. hace mucho tiempo atrás, lo que hace bastante estable su negocio. Es por esto que ella solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda invertir comprando mayor cantidad D. productos D. primera necesidad y D. esta manera mejorar 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
  • 547
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Guadalupe to buy food products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2011