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Berta Alicia
Berta Alicia is 41 years old and is a single mother of two young children. Thanks to her efforts, her children have everything they need. She has a vegetable stall located in the municipal market in her area. She has been doing this type of work for several years, and she has managed to build up a good reputation, which has enabled her to attract many regular customers.

She is seeking a loan from INTEGRAL so that she will be able to buy vegetables in larger quantities. This gives her the advantage of buying at slightly lower prices so that she can make more profit, which is her main goal.
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Berta Alicia de 41 años de edad, es madre soltera de dos pequeños hijos quienes gracias al esfuerzo de su madre cuentan con todo lo necesario para vivir. Berta posee una venta de verduras la cual está ubicado en el mercado municipal de su municipio, en donde ya cuenta con varios años de dedicarse a este oficio, logrando ser muy conocida en la zona lo que le ha dado la oportunidad de tener varios clientes fijos. Berta solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de verduras lo que le de la ventaja de comprar a precios un poco más bajos y de esta forma obtener más ganancias, lo cual es su objetivo principal.

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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
  • 460
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Berta Alicia to buy vegetables for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013