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Carmen Sara
Carmen lives with her husband and children in a house that she owns. Carmen is a very responsible and hard-working woman who has succeeded in getting her family ahead. She owns a store that sells foodstuffs such as bread, refreshments, cooking oil, vegetables, beans, corn, sugar, fruit and snacks, among other items. Her business is located in her home and with the profits she makes from her sales she's able to afford her household expenses. Carmen requests a loan which will allow her to stock up her store so that she can better serve her customers. That way she'll increase her sales, which is a priority for her as it will bring progress to her household.
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Doña Carmen viven en casa propia con su esposo y sus hijos, Carmen 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, frijoles, maiz,azucar, frutas, golosinas, entre otras cosas tiene su negocio en su casa de habitación con las ganacaias que obtiene de susu ventas liogra cubrir los gastos de su hogar. Doña Carmen 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
  • 527
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,800,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carmen Sara to purchase essential grains, snacks, cooking oil, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
May 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014