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Antonila lives in her own home with her children. She has been engaged in buying and selling plastic and copper items for several years. When she has purchased enough products, she stores them in sacks, as shown in the photograph, and then sells them to places that buy these types of items. With the profits she earns from her sales, she manages to cover some household expenses. Antolina is requesting a loan to be able to purchase all types of wholesale plastic and copper because she has had great demand lately. In this way, she can earn higher profits and be able to provide her family with better financial stability.
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Doña antonila vive con sus hijos en casa propia, ella se dedica a la compra y venta de articulos de plastico y cobre desde hace varios años cuando ya ha comprado suficientes productos los va almacenando en sacos asi como muestra la fotografia para luego salir a comercializarlos a los lugares que compran ese tipo de articulos, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra cubrir algunos gastos de su hogar. Doña Antolina solicita un credito para poder comprar todo tipo de plastico y cobre por mayor ya que ha tenido ultimamente mucha demanda y asi ella pueda tener mejores ganancias y podra darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad economica.

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More information about this loan

This loan will help a low-income family purchase environmentally-friendly goods and equipment, including solar products (lights, water pumps, heaters), biodigesters, energy-efficient light bulbs and gas stoves. Lacking electricity, many people in rural El Salvador are forced to use firewood for cooking and kerosene for lighting, expensive solutions that endanger their health and well-being. By funding this loan, you are providing access to greener, healthier alternatives.

This Kiva loan will be either be a cash laon or an in-kind loan.  An in-kind loan is used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

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
  • 529
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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 $400 helped Antolina to purchase plastic and copper items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014