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Maria Elena
Maria, 47, lives in her own home with her husband and their daughter, Maria is a very responsible and hardworking mother, she has suceeded in getting her family ahead in life. She owns a grocery store with goods such as bread, fizzy drinks, oil, sweets and other basic items such as soap and shampoo amongst others. She has been running her business from her home for the last 19 years.

Maria is seeking a loan to increase the stock of macaroni, oils, tomato sauces and so on in the store, which means she can serve her customers even better and therein improve her sales which is her priority to get the household ahead.
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Doña Maria de 47 años de edad, vive en casa propia con su esposo y su hija, Maria es una madre de familia muy responsable y trabajadora, ha logrado sacar adelante a su familia. Ella posee una tienda de productos comestibles como pan, refrescos, aceites, golosinas y también de primera necesidad como: jabón y shampoo entre otras cosas tiene su negocio en su casa de habitación desde hace 19 años. Maria solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda surtir aún más la tienda con macarrones, acites, salsa de tomates, etc. 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
  • 698
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,661,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Maria Elena to buy oil, macaroni, tomato sauces and so on.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014