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Maria Consuelo
María, 49, lives with her husband who works as a bricklayer; she also lives with her minor son. María has a store at home where she works selling food items, snacks, cleaning supplies and others. In addition, for this season of the year she also sells Christmas items like decorations, strings of lights, garlands, etc. It’s for this last reason that she’s asking Integral for a loan so she can invest in Christmas decorations and take advantage of this season to the maximum; she also intends to invest in the store stocking it with everything necessary to improve her profits and acquire more customers.
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María de 49 años de edad, vive junto a su esposo quien trabaja como albañil y así mismo vive junto a su hijo menor de edad. María tiene una tienda en su casa de habitación donde trabaja comercializando productos alimenticios, golosinas, productos de limpieza y otros más, así mismo para esta época del año vende productos navideños como: adornos, guías de luces, muñecos y guirnaldas y otros más. Es por esto último que ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda invertir en la compra de los adornos navideños, y así aprovechar esta temporada al máximo, también pretende invertir en la tienda surtiéndola con todo lo necesario para mejorar sus ganancias contando con más clientes.

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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
  • $31,710,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maria Consuelo to buy Christmas goods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013