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Candida Luz
Cándida is 60 years old and lives with her minor daughter, for whom she tries to provide everything she needs to live. Like a responsible mother who has had to work hard to play the role of father as well as mother, she has made her living for many years selling clothes and shoes for men, women and children from her home. Cándida sells the clothes at good prices, and since she is also a kind and positive person, she has many customers.

In an effort to increase her earnings, she also sells coconuts on a main road, which is very profitable since the road is well-traveled by many people.

She is applying for a loan with the hopes of having enough money to invest in buying a larger quantity of garments, shoes and coconuts, so that she can increase her earnings. This would be of great benefit to her family as well as for her home.
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Cándida de 60 años de edad, vive junto a su hija menor de edad, a quien trata de brindarle todo lo necesario para vivir. Como toda madre responsable, quien ha debido trabajar muy duro realizando tanto el papel de padre como madre, se ha dedica durante muchos años a la venta de ropa y zapatos para hombres, mujeres y niños, la cual comercializa en su casa, Candida vende la ropa a muy buenos precios, así mismo es una persona muy amable y positiva, razón por la que cuenta con varios clientes. Con el deseo de contar con más ganancias también se dedica a la venta de cocos sobre una calle principal, lo que es de mucho beneficio ya que es muy transita por varias personas. Ella solicita un préstamo con el deseo de poder contar con el monto necesario para invertir en la compra de mayor cantidad de prendas de vestir, zapatos y cocos con lo que espera obtener mayores ganancias, las cuales sean de gran beneficio para su famialia como también para su hogar.

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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
  • 520
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,744,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Candida Luz to buy clothes, shoes and coconuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013