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Maria Isabel
María, age 42, is very hard-working and disciplined with her two children, who are in high school. It is for them that she works very hard, together with her husband, in order to give them the best and a better future.

María has a store in the house she has lived in for 20 years. This makes her very well-known in the area, and it allows her to have several fixed customers. These customers are very important to maintaining her business.

María wishes to take advantage of the December season because sales increase. That is why she is requesting a loan from Integral. With the loan she will be able to buy a greater quantity of drinks, candy, spices, cooking oil, bread, basic grains, and other products that people look for much more during the Christmas season. María’s wish is to improve her sales as much as possible, and by doing so she will be more stable in the new year.
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María de 42 años de edad, es muy trabajadora y disciplinada con sus dos hijos, quienes estudian bachillerato y por quienes trabaja muy duro junto a su esposo, para darles lo mejor y brindarles un futuro mejor. María posee una tienda en su casa de habitación en donde habita desde hace 20 años, lo que la hace muy conocida en la zona y le permite contar con varios clientes fijos, los cuales son muy importantes para el mantenimiento de su negocio. María desea aprovechar la temporada de diciembre debido a que las ventas incrementan, por lo que solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, para poder comprar mayor cantidad de bebidas, golosinas, especias, aceite, pan, granos básicos, y otros productos más que las personas buscan mucho más en esta temporada navideña. El deseo de María es mejorar sus ventas lo mayor posible y así recibir más estable el año nuevo.

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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
  • 510
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria Isabel to buy food products to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013