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Maria Cristina
Forty-six-year-old María has a great desire to better herself and to have a better business. She lives with two of her children, who sometimes help her with the housework. María has a store where she sells drinks, candy, bread, juice, water, and more. She has a good number of customers, mainly people who pass by, as well as friends and neighbors. María is asking INTEGRAL for a loan so she can buy more food and home cleaning products and to add other new ones. This will allow her to improve her sales, which is her main goal, as it will allow her to live better with her children.
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María de 46 años de edad, cuenta con el enorme deseo de superarse y tener un mejor negocio. Ella vive junto a dos hijos, quienes en ocasiones le ayudan con el trabajo en casa. María posee una tienda en la que comercializa bebidas, golosinas, pan, jugos, agua y otros más. Ella cuenta con varios clientes sobretodo personas que transitan en el lugar al igual que vecinos y amigos. María solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda aumentar la cantidad de productos comestibles y de uso para la limpieza del hogar como también agregar otros nuevos, los cuales le permitan mejorar las ventas, lo cual es su objetivo principal ya que así podrá vivir mejor junto a sus hijos.

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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
  • 533
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,772,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria Cristina to buy perishable products for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013