Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Santos is 61 years old and lives in her own house with one of her children, who works with her in the business. She makes a living selling staple products. She is conscientious and positive, and a good administrator. She has worked many years in this business, and as a result she has succeeded in establishing four kiosks which are close to one another. She distributes a large variety of products there, and customers are asking for her products with increased frequency.

The location of her business is in the municipal market in the area where she lives. She is very well-known in the area and thanks to her experience and good service, she has gained the confidence of a lot of people and can count on many regular customers.

She has expressed satisfaction and gratitude with this institution since it has helped her in the past to increase her kiosk openings. She has decided to invest in one of her kiosks, where she distributes primarily medicines of all kinds, among which the people can find pain killers, alcohol, a variety of vitamins, etc.

She is requesting this loan from Integral in order to invest in the purchase of a variety of products for health, such as a selection of pills, gauze, alcohol, vitamins, etc. so that her business is well-stocked and the customers can find what they are looking for. As a result, she will be able to build her relationship with those customers and attract new ones. She hopes to increase her income, which will allow her to improve her quality of life and that of her family.
View original language description ↓

Santos de 61 años de edad, habita en casa de su propiedad junto con uno de sus hijos que le colabora en la atención del negocio. Ella se dedica al comercio de productos de primera necesidad. Es una mujer muy esmerarda, positiva y buena administradora. Trabaja desde hace muchos años en este negocio, por lo que ya logró establecer cuatro puestos más contiguos en los cuales distribuye gran variedad de sus productos y que las personas solicitan con mayor frecuencia. La ubicación del negocio se encuentra en el mercado municipal de la zona donde ella habita. Es muy conocida en el lugar y gracias a su experiencia y buen servicio ha sabido ganarse la confianza de muchas personas por lo que ya cuenta con muchos clientes fijos. Expresa estar muy contenta y agradecida con esta institución ya que le ha ayudado en el pasado para lograr activar los puestos que apertura. De la misma forma ha tomado la decisión de invertir en uno de sus puestos en el cual distribuye principalmente medicamentos de todo tipo en el cual las personas pueden encontrar pastillas para dolores, alcohol, variedad de vitaminas, etc. Solicita este crédito a INTEGRAL para invertir en la compra de variedad de productos para la salud como: variedad de pastillas, gasas, alcohol, vitaminas, etc. de tal forma que su negocio este surtido y los clientes puedan encontrar lo que buscan y así poder cautivarlos y atraer nuevos. Espera lograr aumentar sus ganancias que le permitan mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia.

Additional Information

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
  • 698
    View loans »
    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 $1,000 helped Santos to buy a selection of pills, gauze, alcohol, vitamins, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013