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Juana, who is 53 years old, lives with her life partner and their two children. They are independent in their own home in the coastal area of the country. Juana has engaged in the craft of tailoring clothing for the past 14 years. She is very well-known in the area where she resides and people prefer to go to her to do their clothing since she makes custom [clothing] to the taste of her customers.

She is very cheerful and enterprising because, in addition [to her other activities], together with her spouse and her children she works in agriculture: the planting of corn, beans, and squash. Juana would like to better her way of life and for that reason is requesting a loan [through] Apoyo Integral with which she would like to buy agricultural products like fertilizers, herbicides, tools, and seeds, as well as [use the loan] for the payment of the labor to plant two acres of land. She feels confident that she will be able to obtain better harvests this year; and if that does happen, she will repay the loan ahead of schedule.
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Juana de 53 años de edad vive con su compañero de vida, y sus dos hijos quienes son independientes en casa propia en la zona costera del país. Juana desde hace 14 años se dedica al oficio de confección de prendas de vestir, es muy conocida en su lugar de residencia y las personas prefieren ir a donde ella para hacerles sus ropas, ya que confecciona a la medida y gustos de sus cliente, es muy alegre y emprendedora porque además junto a su esposo y sus hijos se dedican a la agricultura siembra maíz, frijol y pipianes. Juana desea mejorar su modo de vida y es por eso que solicita a INTEGRAL un préstamo con el cual ella desea comprar insumos agrícolas como fertilizantes, herbicidas, herramientas, semillas, así como también el pago de la mano de obra para sembrar 2 manzanas de terreno, ya que siente que ella está segura que este año podría obtener mejores cosechas, y si es así, pagar el préstamo antes de lo previsto.

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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
  • 577
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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 $300 helped Juana to buy agricultural products like fertilizers, herbicides, tools, and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2012
Jul 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012