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Claudia Patricia
25 year old Claudia is a university student and she works selling tortillas and products from a catalog. She lives at home with her mother who helps her with the tortilla business. Claudia very much wants to succeed academically and to finish her university course. For this reason, she needs a loan to invest in her current sources of income. For the tortilla business, she needs to buy corn, wood, gas, and lime; and for the catalog business, she thinks that she will use the loan to buy lotions, creams, and cosmetics. Claudia believes that a greater investment in raw materials and goods to sell will bring her the income she needs to achieve her goals as she wants to achieve a quality of life different to that which her parents have had. She hopes that, through her work and the help of this institution, she will be able achieve her dream.
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Claudia, de 25 años de edad, es estudiante universitaria, y se dedica a la venta de tortillas y venta de productos por catálogo. Vive en casa propia, junto a su mamá, quien le ayuda en el negocio de la venta de tortillas. Claudia tiene muchos deseos de superarse académicamente, y finalizar su carrera universitaria, por lo que necesita un préstamo que le permita invertir en las fuentes de ingreso que posee actualmente, para la venta de tortillas requiere invertir en maíz, leña, gas, cal; y para la venta de productos por catálogo, considera que con un préstamo podría adquirir lociones, cremas y productos cosméticos. Claudia considera que con una mayor inversión en materias primas y artículos para la venta, conseguirá los ingresos necesarios para lograr sus metas ya que desea poder tener acceso a una calidad de vida diferente a la ha tenido junto a sus padres. Espera que con su trabajo y la ayuda de esta institución pueda lograr su sueño.

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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
  • 730
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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 $350 helped Claudia Patricia to buy corn, wood, gas, lime, as well as lotions, creams, and cosmetic goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2012
Jun 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012