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Mercedes Pilar
Mercedes is a very happy and hardworking woman. For more than 10 years she has been making lunches, which has become a way for her to earn her living and move forward. She lives with her partner and one son, who is a student. Mercedes has her business in a very busy place, so her sales are very stable, and she has regular customers who eat her food every day. She is asking INTEGRAL for a loan in order to have the necessary help to buy meat, vegetables, staple grains, and drinks in order to make a larger quantity of food and in this way greatly increase her sales, which is her main desire.
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Mercedes es una señora muy alegre y trabajadora, ella posee más de 10 años trabajando en la elaboración de almuerzos, lo que se ha convertido en la forma de ganarse la vida y salir adelante. Ella vive junto a su compañero de vida y un hijo que se dedica a estudiar; Mercedes tiene su negocio en un lugar de mucha afluencia de personas por lo que sus ventas son muy estables y cuenta con clientes fijos que consumen sus alimentos a diario. Ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, para contar con la ayuda necesaria para comprar: carnes, verduras, granos básicos y bebidas para elaborar mayor cantidad de comida y de este modo incrementar en gran manera sus ventas lo cual es su deseo 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
  • 727
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,699,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mercedes Pilar to purchase meat, vegetables, staple grains, and drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 1, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013