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Marcela  Emperatriz
Marcela, 36, is a humble and responsible woman, who works hard to get ahead in life with her three children. She is a single mother that, due to some difficulties, had to work hard in order to bring food to her family’s table.

Marcela raises Indian hens and sells them. She also fishes in a traditional way, which is a difficult activity. However, Marcela tries hard in order to catch the largest amount of seafood and sell it to local people.

Marcela is requesting a loan at INTEGRAL to buy hens, and corn and other types of feed for them. She will also buy nets and traditional materials for her fishing activities. All this will make her feel good, since she is sure that her profits will increase.
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Marcela de 36 años de edad, es una mujer muy humilde y responsable, quien trabaja muy duro por sacar adelante a sus tres hijos, ella es una madre soltera que debido a las circunstancias debe trabajar arduamente para poder contar con el sustento diario. Marcela se dedica a la crianza de gallinas indias que posteriormente comercializa. Así mismo se dedica a la pesca artesanal, lo cual es una actividad bastante pesada pero a pesar de esto Marcela lucha por pescar la mayor cantidad de mariscos para poder venderlos con personas de las zonas cercanas. Ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL para poder comprar gallinas, maicillo y concentrado para alimentarlas, comprara nuevas redes y materia prima para realizar la pesca artesanal, lo que le brindar paz y tranquilidad pues confía en mejorar sus ganancias.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of Apoyo Integral's program to help subsistence farmers located in high-risk regions of El Salvador, including coastal strips, river banks, and volcano fault lines. The program, which offers reduced interest rates, targets farmers who don't qualify for formal funding due to their low-income and geographical risk. By funding this loan, you are helping Apoyo and a local non-governmental organization extend risk-tolerant credit to even more farmers.

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
  • 551
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,831,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Marcela Emperatriz to buy hens and feed, and supplies for her fishing activities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014