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Petrona lives in a rented house with her family in a hot weather zone of the country. Her home is composed of her husband and two children. She is characterized as being a very hardworking, honest woman who is dedicated to her work. Her main inspiration is her beloved family because for her what’s most important is that her family has the best possible living conditions.

Petrona sells vegetables in a stand she’s managed to set up thanks to much effort and with help from God. Her business is located in a commercial zone that’s quite busy especially Petrona’s stand because she always has affordable prices and the best quality and freshest vegetables.

Lately, she’s noticed an increase in demand for her products and this is why she decided to ask INTEGRAL for a loan to buy an assortment of vegetables like: carrots, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, manioc and other products that will help her attract more customers. She has all her faith placed in God and trusts that she will attain the desired positive results from this decision and will be able to give her beloved family a better quality of life.
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Petrona reside en casa alquilada junto a su grupo familiar en zona calida del país, su hogar está integrado por su esposo y dos hijos. Ella se caracteriza por ser una mujer muy trabajadora, honesta y dedicada en la actividad que realiza. Su principal inspiración es su querida familia ya que para ella lo más importante es que su familia cuente con las mejores condiciones de vida. Petrona se dedica a la venta de verduras en un puesto que ha logrado establecer gracias a muchos esfuerzos y a la ayuda de Dios. Su negocio se encuentra ubicado en una zona comercial la cual es muy concurrida en especial el puesto de Petrona ya que ella siempre mantiene precios accesibles y verduras de la mejor calidad y frescura. Últimamente ha notado un aumento en la demanda de sus productos y es por esto que ha decidido solicitar este crédito a INTEGRAL para comprar variedad de verduras tales como: zanahorias, cebollas, papas, tomates, yuca, y de mas productos que ayuden a atraer a más clientes. Tiene toda la confianza en Dios que logrará resultados positivos de esta decisión y podrá dar a su querida familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 701
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Petrona to buy an assortment of vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2011
Sep 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013