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Pedrina G. D. E. is 63 years old and lives in Guazapa, in the department of San Salvador. She lives with her husband, who works in agriculture, and her two grandchildren, who are under her care and whose parents are in the United States. Pedrina has a store where she sells groceries and basic supplies for the home. This business has provided her with the extra income that helps them pay for their house on time and also buy food and other necessities for daily life. Pedrina is asking for a loan to stock more products in her store. She will buy rice, beans, sugar, dairy products, and other items any good store needs. This is very important to her because there is a lot of competition in her area and she needs to have all items in her store to satisfy her customers and attract others who will prefer to shop at her business.
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Pedrina G. D. E. D. 63 años D. edad, resiD. en Guazapa, en el departamento D. San Salvador, en donD. vive junto a su esposo quien se dedica a la agricultura, así mismo vive junto a dos nietos, quienes se encuentran al cuidado D. Pedrina ya que los padres se encuentran en Los Estados Unidos. Pedrina posee una tienda en la cual comercializa productos perecederos y D. primera necesidad para el hogar. Este negocio es el cual le ha permitido poder contar con ganancias extras lo que le brinda la ayuda necesaria tanto a su esposo como a ella para pagar su casa a tiempo, y así mismo contar con los alimentos y todo lo necesario para vivir dignamente. Es por esto que Pedrina desea contar con más productos en la tienda, razón por la cual solicita un préstamo a través del que pueda comprar arroz, frijoles, azúcar, lácteos y otros más los cuales son necesarios en una buena tienda. Esto es muy importante para Pedrina ya que cuenta con mucha competencia en el lugar, es por esto que debe contar con todo lo necesario para satisfacer a sus clientes y así ganar otros más los cuales prefieran comprar en su negocio.

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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 $1,000 helped Pedrina buy merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2011
Mar 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2011