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Maria Ester
María lives with her husband and her two children who are both under 18 and currently studying. María has a gift for making bed clothes which she also sells both from her house and as a street vendor. María gives her all to her work, as well as looking after her children and doing all the housework - she is a multitasker. She is applying for a loan to buy different types of materials, with different designs, as well as to buy coloured threads. This will allow her to make more bed clothes and thus increase her sales.
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María, vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos menores de edad, que se dedican a estudiar. María es una persona con el don de poder elaborar ropa de cama y para almohadas, las cuales también comercializa en su casa de habitación y así mismo de forma ambulante. María se dedica de lleno a su trabajo al mismo tiempo que cuida a sus hijos y se encarga de los quehaceres del hogar, siendo una mujer multifacética. Ella solicita un préstamo para poder comprar diferentes tipos de telas, con distintos estampados, así mismo para la compra de hijos de colores, esto le permitirá elaborar más ropa de cama y así mejorar sus ventas.

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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
  • 727
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,699,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maria Ester to buy different types of materials to make clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013