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Nicolasa is 38 years old and lives in her own home with her seven children. She owns a vegetable stall in the market in her town where she sells all types of vegetables. People prefer to buy from her because she always has what they need at a good price and she provides excellent service. Nicolasa is an entrepreneurial woman who is full of energy for her work.

For Nicolasa, the key to her future is hidden in her daily life and she is ready to find it. For this reason, she is requesting a loan from Integral which will allow her to buy vegetables with which to stock her stall such as squash, pipian (a type of squash), green beans, lemons, herbs, cassava, etc. In this way, she will keep her business afloat and she will watch it grow day by day. Nicolasa is confident that, in this way, she will be able to provide her family with a better life.
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Nicolasa de treinta y ocho años de edad vive en casa propia con sus siete hijos. Ella posee un puesto de verduras en el mercado que se encuentra cerca de la localidad donde reside, vende todo tipo de verduras y la gente la prefiere porque siempre tiene lo que ellos necesitan a un buen precio y con excelente servicio. Nicolasa es una mujer emprendedora y llena de energía en el trabajo para ella la clave de su futuro está escondida en su vida diaria y está dispuesta a encontrarla es por eso que le solicita a integral un crédito que le permita comprar verduras para surtir el puesto como ayote, pipianes, ejotes, limones, hiervas, yuca entre otros, así lograra mantener a flote su negocio y lo verá crecer día con día. Nicolasa tiene la confianza que de esta forma podrá darle a su familia una vida mejor.

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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 $800 helped Nicolasa to buy squash, pipian, green beans, lemons, herbs and cassava.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012