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Transito, 70 years old, is a responsible and hardworking woman who lives with her husband and her daughter in their own house. Transito has a produce stand in a local municipal market. She sells her fruits and vegetables both wholesale and in small quantities. Transito serves many customers, primarily, the people who own food stalls within the same market. These customers patronize her business because she offers her produce at very good prices.

Transito is requesting this loan in order to buy larger quantities of fruits and vegetables, so she will be able to offer them at even more competitive prices. This will help her increase her profits, which will help her to improve her home.
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Transito de 70 años de edad, es una señora muy responsable y trabajadora, quien vive junto a su esposo y una hija en casa propia. Transito posee un puesto de frutas y verduras en el mercado municipal de su lugar de vivienda, en el cual vende su producto por unidad y al mayoreo, ella cuenta con muchos clientes sobre todo las personas que poseen comedores en el mismo mercado las cuales compran ahí debido a que Transito vende las verduras a muy buenos precios. Es por esto que solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de frutas y verduras, ya que ella quiere comprar al por mayor para poder comprar a precios menores y vender aún más barato. Esto es de mucha importancia para ella ya que le permite percibir mayores ganancias lo cual beneficia a 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
  • 720
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,708,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Transito to buy fruits and vegetables wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014