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Sara Margarita
Sara, 35 years old, is a responsible mother who lives together with her husband and two children. She works very hard selling firewood, as well as on occasion carrying it to the houses of her customers. The business is fairly stable as in the rural zone many people use firewood not just for their businesses but also to cook their food.

Sara requests a loan to be able to buy a larger quantity of firewood, obtaining it at lower prices, which will benefit her greatly because it will increase her profits. This is a top priority for Sara and for the sustenance of her home since it is her only source of income.
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Sara de 35 años de edad, es una madre responsable, quien vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos. Ella trabaja muy duro comercializando leña en su casa de habitación, y así mismo en ocasiones la lleva hasta las casas de sus clientes. El negocio es bastante estable debido a que en la zona rural muchas personas utilizan la leña no solo para negocio sino también para cocinar sus alimentos. Sara solicita un préstamo para poder comprar mayor cantidad de leña, obteniéndola a menores precios, lo cual le beneficia mucho porque de esta forma obtiene más ganancias de esta, lo que es primordial para Sara y para el sostenimiento de su hogar, ya que es la única fuente de ingresos con la que cuenta.

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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
  • 717
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,653,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sara Margarita to buy firewood to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014