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Sonia is 37 and lives with her life companion and their son in her aunt's house. She sells fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, plantains, lemons, etc. She has had her business for several years and is satisfied because it has given her good results. Her stand is located in a market in the area where she lives, and she has a lot of customers. People prefer her because she sells high-quality products at accesible prices, and her service is unequaled. Sonia is decisive and hard-working and is always looking for the best opportunities to get ahead. She wants to grow her business, but she needs investment capital. This is why she is requesting a loan from Integral that will let her buy fruits and vegetables wholesale. Sonia is very responsible and has good credit references. She is sure that she will be able to pay off the loan while giving her family a better quality of life.
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Sonia de treinta y siete años de edad vive junto a su compañero de vida y su hijo en casa de su tía; ella posee una venta de frutas y verduras, tiene tomates, cebollas, chiles, plátanos, limones entre otros; tiene varios años de tener el negocio y se siente satisfecha que le ha dado muy buenos resultados, su puesto está ubicado en el mercado de la localidad donde reside y ya tiene mucha clientela pues todas las personas la prefieren porque vende productos de primera calidad y a precios accesibles además el servicio es inigualable; Sonia es una mujer decidida y trabajadora siempre está buscando las mejores oportunidades para salir adelante , quiere hacer crecer el negocio pero necesita de capital para la inversión por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar frutas y verduras por mayor. Sonia es muy responsable y tiene buenas referencias de pago asegura que podrá saldar la deuda y a la vez darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 530
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sonia to buy fruits and vegetables wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2012
Jul 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013