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Dora Matilde
Dora Matilde is 55 years old and lives with her husband and a minor daughter. Dora has sewing skills and this trade allows her to have her own business. She makes curtains and tablecloths at home, which she later sells either marketing to her family and friends or on the street.

Dora is requesting a loan from Integral so that she can invest in purchasing different types of curtain fabric for living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, all in different colors and patterns. She also wants to buy different color thread in order to make more curtains and obtain higher profits.
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Dora Matilde de 55 años de edad, vive junto a su esposa y una hija menor de edad. Dora posee la habilidad de coser, y es gracias a este oficio que ella posee su propio negocio, ella elabora cortinas y manteles en su casa de habitación lo cual posteriormente vende ya sea promocionándolas con sus familias y amigas y de este mismo modo las vende de forma ambulante. Dora solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda invertir en la compra de diferentes tipos de tela ya sea para cortinas para la sala, habitaciones o cocinas, todos en distintos colores y estampados. Así también desea comprar hilos de distintos colores para producir más cortinas y manteles de modo que pueda percibir más ganancias.

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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
  • 570
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Dora Matilde to purchase fabric for making curtains to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2014