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Maria Irma
María is 50 years old and lives with her two young children. They are her daily motivation for moving forward and getting up in the morning with new hopes for her life, and with the desire that they will not lack for anything and that she will be an exemplary mother for her children.

She works selling fish. Thanks to her manner with her customers, she has obtained good references from them, as they feel that she is responsible, kind, attentive, and very hardworking. She is the only one who works in her household, and she is responsible for her children always having something to eat.

María wants to purchase more raw material – meaning more fish – because her clients ask for types of fish, and she doesn’t have the resources to purchase everything she is asked for. It’s for this reason that she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL to purchase fish, including snapper, lonja, tuna, catfish, and sea bass, among others, and also to buy a larger scale. She happily hopes that this year, she will be as blessed as in the previous one and receive the help that she has so wished for.

She trusts in God that she will continue being a mother who is an example that her children see every day, and that in this way, she will be able to fulfill her expectations.
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María de 50 años de edad, vive junto a sus dos pequeños hijos. Quienes son su motor diario para seguir adelante y levantarse con nuevas esperanzas de vida con el deseo que no les falte nada el día de mañana y sea una madre ejemplar para sus hijos. Ella se dedica a la venta de pescado gracias a su manera de ser con los clientes se han obtenido buenas referencias ya que opinan que es responsable, amable, atenta y muy trabajadora ya que es la única que trabaja en su hogar y la encargada que siempre sus hijos tengan que comer. María desea comprar más materia prima es decir más pescados ya que también los clientes demandan tipos de pescados y ella no tiene el recurso para poder comprar todo lo que le pide, es por eso que solicita a INTEGRAL un préstamo para la compra de pescados, variedad es decir boca colorada, lonja, atún, bagre, curvina entre otros así como también poder comprar una báscula más grande. Con alegría espera que este año sea bendecida como el anterior lo fue y recibir la ayuda que tanto anhela. Confía en Dios que seguirá siendo esa madre ejemplo que sus hijos ven cada día y podrá así cumplir sus expectativas.

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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
  • 501
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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 $300 helped Maria Irma to purchase a variety of fish, including snapper, lonja, tuna, catfish and sea bass, among others, and also to purchase a larger scale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014