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Josefa is 60 years old and her business is selling fruit near a local school. She has been in this business for a number of years and has a lot of customers. Her customers are students who buy from her because she sells fresh fruit at a good price.

Josefa is requesting a loan to buy fruit wholesale. She will also buy other products for adding to her fruit such as chili peppers, lemons, salt, etc. This will make her better profits and she will be able to continue providing for her household.
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Doña Josefa de 60 años de edad se dedica a vender fruta cerca de un centro educativo que está en su lugar de residencia tiene varios años de trabajar en esa actividad tiene mucha clientela pues son los estudiantes quienes la buscan por vender su fruta fresca y a buen precio por eso doña Josefa solicita un crédito para poder comprar fruta por mayor, y los preparativos que le pone a la fruta como: chile, limones, sal, etc. y así poder obtener mejores ganancias y seguir llevando lo necesario a 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
  • 512
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,406,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Josefa to buy fruit wholesale and to buy other products for adding to her fruit such as chili peppers, lemons, salt, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2013
May 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015