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Maria Teresa
Maria is 48 years old and has had a butcher shop for 14 years. It is located in the market that is close to where she lives. She has many customers because she is very friendly with them and sells very high quality meat. With the income that she makes and the help of her husband, they are able to help their family progress. She lives in her own house with her husband and their two children.

Maria is asking for a loan that will allow her to buy more meat and supplies to make chorizo. In this way, she will always be able to satisfy her customers with good products and will be able to make better profits. She hopes to be able to give her family all that they need, without any limits.
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Doña Maria de 48 años de edad tiene un negocio de carniceria desde hace 14 años esta ubicado en el mercado que esta cerca de su lugar de residencia, tiene mucha clientela pues es una mujer muy amable con sus clientes y vende carne de muy buena calidad con las ganancias que obtiene y la ayuda de su esposo logran salir adelante con su familia, vive en casa propia con sus esposo y sus dos hijos, Doña Maria esta solictando un credito que le permita comprar mas carne y materiales para elaborar lo chorizos para poder satisfacer siempre a su clientela con buenos productos y poder obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia lo necesario sin limitacion alguna.

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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
  • 588
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maria Teresa buy merchandise such as meat and chorizo (spicy sausage).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014