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Ana Maria
Ana María, age 57, is a seamstress by profession. She has been in this profession for over 20 years. She lives with her two children, who work and pay for their personal expenses. They also give Ana a little help with the household expenses.

She works in her seamstress shop making clothes for boys, girls, and adults. She is a very responsible person who always delivers her orders on time. Therefore, she has no customer complaints, and the customers prefer her.

Ana is requesting a loan from Integral. With the loan she will be able to buy different colors and designs of fabrics, buttons, thread, and all the raw material needed to make the clothing that her customers order. With this Ana will be able to have a business that is more stable and equipped. Then her income will be stable.
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Ana María de 57 años de edad, es costurera de profesión y tiene más de 20 años de dedicarse a este oficio, vive junto a dos hijos quienes trabajan y solventan sus gastos personales y le brindan una pequeña ayuda a Ana con los gatos de la casa. Ana trabaja en su taller de costura elaborando ropa para niños y niñas, y para adultos, ella es una persona muy responsable quien siempre entrega sus pedidos a tiempo por lo que no tiene quejas de sus clientes quienes siempre la prefieren. Ana solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda comprar: tela en diferentes colores y estampados, botones, hilos y toda la materia prima necesaria para realizar las prendas de vestir que sus clientes le piden. Con esto Ana podrá tener un negocio más estable y equipado con el que sus ingresos sean estables.

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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
  • 545
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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 $650 helped Ana Maria to buy fabric, buttons, thread, and other raw materials to make clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013