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Catalina, 59 years old, lives in her own home with her family. She is a very responsible and hard-working woman, and has managed to provide for her family. She owns a shop that sells food items like bread, soft drinks, oils, vegetables, fruits and candies. She also sells consumer staples like soap and shampoo, among other things.

Catalina is asking for a loan to be able to carry even more stock at the store and better serve the needs of her customers. In this way, she will improve her sales, which is her priority in order to support her household.
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Doña Catalina de 59 años de edad viven en casa propia con su familia, es una mujer muy responsable y trabajadora, ha logrado sacar adelante a su familia. Ella posee una tienda de productos comestibles como pan, refrescos, aceites, verduras, frutas, golosinas y también de primera necesidad como: jabón y shampoo entre otras cosas tiene su negocio en su casa de habitación. Doña Catalina solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda surtir aún más la tienda de manera que pueda atender mejor a sus clientes y de esta misma forma mejorar sus ventas lo cual es su prioridad para sacar adelante su hogar.

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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
  • 724
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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 $500 helped Catalina to buy merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014