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María Del Transito
María del Transito, 54, lives with her son Roberto. She has a store where she sells essentials like beans, milk, bread, eggs, and chicken, among other things. It is the most well-known store by the people in the community and the best-stocked. She has lots of experience with sales and has gained many regular customers who prefer her for the excellent quality of the products, the good prices, and above all, the excellent service.

In addition to this activity, María works raising and selling cattle and growing corn. This helps her to cover home expenses and earn income for future investments. She is a woman who is dedicated to her work, lively, and courageous. She is always waiting for new opportunities to present themselves and give her the chance to make a better future doing what she enjoys. Like all good store-keepers, she wants to grow the store, but she need the money to back it. This is why she is applying to INTEGRAL for a loan that allows her to buy grains, sweets, bread, eggs, drinks, chicken, soaps, etc. María del Transito has a good record of payment and she is responsible for paying off the loan. She also has faith that she will be able to give her family a better quality of life.
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María del Transito de cincuenta y cuatro años de edad vive junto a su hijo Roberto; ella posee una tienda donde vende productos de primera necesidad frijoles, leche, pan, huevos, pollo, entre otros, es la tienda mas surtida y mas conocida por las personas de la comunidad, tiene mucha experiencia en las ventas y se ha hecho de mucha clientela fija que la prefiere por la excelente calidad de los productos, los buenos precios y sobre todo el excelente servicio, adicional a esta actividad María se dedica a la crianza y venta de ganado bovino y al cultivo de maíz pues esto le ayuda a completar los gastos del hogar y a obtener ganancias para futuras inversiones; es una mujer entregada a su labor, vivaz, y luchadora siempre esta a la expectativa de nuevas oportunidades que se le presenten y que le den la oportunidad de ganar un futuro mejor haciendo lo que le gusta, como toda buena comerciante quiere acrecentar la tienda pero necesita de capital que la respalde por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar granos básicos, golosinas, pan, huevos, bebidas, pollo, jabones, etc. María del Transito tiene buen record de pago y se hace responsable de cancelar la deuda y a la vez tiene fe que podrá 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
  • 714
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,637,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped María Del Transito to buy grains, sweets, bread, eggs, drinks, chicken, and soaps.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013