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María Abisia
María Abisia is 52 years old. She is a very responsible and hard-working mother who lives together with her daughter. María has been working as a dressmaker for 30 years. Over the years she has gained a lot of experience and also a lot of regular customers. She is a very responsible person who works with great care and gives her very best. She makes aprons, skirts, blouses and much more besides. María is requesting a loan so that she can invest in her business, buying a larger quantity of raw materials such as fabric, buttons, threads and needles. This will enable her to carry out her work with all the quality she is well known for. Getting ahead in life through the profits she makes in this business is fundamental to her survival as this is the only source of income she has.
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María Abisia de 52 años de edad, es una madre de familia muy responsable y trabajadora, quien vive junto a su hija. Desde hace 30 años atrás que María se dedica al oficio de corte y confección, tiempo en el cual ha ido adquiriendo mucha experiencia como también clientes fijos. Ella es una persona muy responsable, quien trabaja con mucho esmero por dar lo mejor de sí, realizando gabachas, faldas blusas y mucho más. María solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda invertir en su negocio, comprando mayor cantidad de materia prima como: telas, botones, hilos, y agujas, de forma que siempre pueda elaborar su trabajo con toda la calidad que la identifica. Salir adelante con las ganancias de este negocio es fundamental para su sustento, ya que es la única fuente de ingresos con que cuenta para salir adelante.

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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
  • 529
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,764,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped María Abisia to buy fabric, buttons, threads and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2012
Jul 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2013