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Maricela is 43 years old and has had a sewing shop for 10 years, which she runs from her home. There, she makes different types of clothing and also sells personal use goods. Recently, she has gained many customers since the work that she does in excellent and she sells the items she makes at very reasonable prices.

She is a very dedicated to her work and is responsible and honest. Maricela is asking for a loan that will allow her to continue satisfying the needs of her customers. In this way, she and her family will be able to have a better quality of life.
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Doña maricela de 43 años de edad posee un taller de costura desde hace 10 años en su lugar de residencia donde confecciona diferentes tipos de prendas tambien vende productos de uso personal, últimamente se ha hecho de mucha clientela porque el trabajo que ella realiza es excelente y los elabora a precios realmente accesibles; élla es una mujer muy dedicada a su trabajo responsable y honesta, Doña Maricela esta solicitando un crédito que le permita comprar: telas, hilos, agujas, y todo lo relacionado con la costura y tambien perfumes, cremas, desodorantes, etc. para seguir satisfaciendo la necesidad de los clientes y asi ella y su familia podran tener una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 699
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,614,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maricela buy thread, needles, buttons, fabric, perfumes, creams, and other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014