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María Esther
María Esther is 32 years old and lives with her life partner and children in her own home. She has a sewing workshop in her home and is very well known in her area because she makes the best clothing, such as trousers, dresses and skirts, to her customers' tastes. All of the raw materials she uses are very good quality and she sells her products at affordable prices. María is a very hard-working woman who knows how to make the most of opportunities that present themselves. She thinks that motivation drives us to start working and habit allows us to continue. She is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL to buy fabric, thread, etc. wholesale. She hopes that this will enable her to provide her family with a better quality of life.
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María Esther de treinta y dos años de edad vive con su compañero de vida y sus hijos en casa propia. Ella posee un taller de costura en el lugar donde reside, es muy conocida en el lugar pues confecciona las mejores prendas de vestir al gusto del cliente, como pantalones, vestidos, faldas entre otros, toda la materia prima que utiliza es de muy buena calidad y vende a precios accesibles; María es una mujer muy trabajadora sabe aprovechar las oportunidades que se le presentan, piensa que la motivación nos impulsa a comenzar y el hábito nos permite continuar, es por eso que le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar tela por mayor, hilos etc. María Esther tiene la esperanza que así podrá darle a su 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
  • 724
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,699,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped María Esther to buy fabric wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014