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Marta Elisa
Marta Elisa, 44, has lived in her own house with her son for 30 years. She is an incredible woman, as she does everything possible to earn the daily bread for her family. Marta makes a living making tailored clothing. The business is located at her own house, for which she arranged a space where she has put a sewing machine, a cutting table, a clothes press, and a piece of furniture where she places her garments.

Every day she gets up very early to complete her housework and then see to her business. Thanks to her 16 years of experience in her business and her good performance in it, she has gained the trust of her neighbors, who prefer her more each day. She offers quality and good prices in her tailored garments. Like any visionary woman with wishes to better herself, she has decided to apply for this loan with Integral to invest in the purchase of materials (cloth, elastic, buttons, thread, etc.) to make her tailored clothing garments. She wants to obtain favorable business results which will allow her to improve the quality of her life and that of her family.
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Marta Elisa, de 44 años de edad, habita en casa de su propiedad junto con su hijo desde hace 30 años. Ella es una mujer increíble, ya que hace todo lo que esté en sus manos para llevar el pan de cada día a su familia. La señora Marta se dedica a la confección de ropa. El negocio está ubicado en su misma casa, para ello acomodo un espacio en donde ha instalado su maquina de coser, mesa de cortar, planchador y mueble en donde deposita sus prendas. Todos los días se levanta muy temprano para atender sus tareas domesticas y luego atender su negocio. Gracias a su experiencia de 16 años en el negocio y a su buen desempeño en el mismo, se ha ganado la confianza de sus vecinos, los cuales cada día la prefieren más. Ofrece calidad y buenos precios en sus prendas confeccionadas. Como toda una mujer visionaria con deseos de superarse ha tomado la decisión de solicitar este crédito a INTEGRAL para invertir en la compra de materia prima (telas, elásticos, botones, hilos, etc.) para la elaboración de las prendas de vestir, que con frecuencia demandan sus clientes. Desea obtener resultados favorables en su negocio lo cual le permita mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia.

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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
  • 567
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,710,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marta Elisa to buy cloth, elastic, buttons, thread, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2012
Jun 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013