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Maria Celia
Doña Maria is 45 years old and lives in her own house, in which she has small store. She sells basic items such as eggs, beans, noodles, as well as shampoos, soap, etc. With her profits from the store, Maria helps her son get ahead and pays her household expenses.

Maria wishes to expand her business but she does not have enough capital to do so. That is why she is requesting this loan. It will allow her to buy all the items she needs to stock her store such as basic grocery items, oil, shampoos, soaps, detergents and other items. This will help her increase her earnings and stabilize her financial situation.
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Doña Maria de 45 años de edad vive con su hijo en casa propia tiene una pequeña tienda donde vende articulos de perimera necesidad como: huevos, frijoles, fideos, etc. tambien shampoos, rinso, jabones etc. con las ventas que realiza logra sacar adelante a su hijo y cubrir algunos gastos de su hogar. Doña Maria quiere acrecentar su negocio pero no tiene suficiente capital para poder realizarlo por eso solicita un credito que le permita poder comprar todo lo necesaria para surtir su tienda como granos basicos, aceite, shampoos, jabones, detergentes entre otras cosas para obtener mejores ganancias y tener una mejor estabilidad economica.

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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
  • 674
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Celia to buy basic grocery items, shampoos, lotions, creams, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2014