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Maria Cristina
María, 50, lives with her son with whom she splits household costs. María owns a store located in the front part of her living quarters from which she sells a variety of groceries and household items. She is a very hardworking person who wants the best for her and her childrens' lives. She is requesting a loan from Integral to invest in the purchase of large quantities of products for the store which would allow her to have more regular customers, a very good thing for any stable business. María very much hopes to strengthen her business with more products since this is what will help her to make a bigger profit and have a better life.
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María de 50 años de edad, vive junto a un hijo con quien comparte los gastos del hogar. María posee una tienda a la entrada de su casa de habitación en la que comercializa productos diversos tanto alimenticios como para el uso del hogar, ella es una persona muy trabajadora quien quiere lo mejo para su vida y la de su hijos. Ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, con el cual pueda invertir en la compra de mayor cantidad de productos para la tienda, lo que le permita tener más clientes fijos, lo cual es muy bueno para todo negocio estable. María desea mucho fortalecer su negocio con más productos ya que es esto lo que le ayudará a percibir más ganancias y contar con una vida mejor.

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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
  • 497
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,356,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Cristina to purchase groceries to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013