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Berta Alicia
Ms. Berta is 34 years old and lives in her own home with her life partner and her two children who are 3 and 16 years old. For the past five years she has run a beauty salon and clothing shop from her home. She has a lot of customers because she is a kind, responsible and hard-working person. With her earnings she is able to meet some of her household costs.

Ms. Berta is applying for a loan in order to buy clothing such as blouses, pants, shirts, children's clothing and accessories for her beauty salon, such as shampoos, conditioners, hair clips, scissors, etc., in order to improve her earnings and thus improve her family's quality of life.
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Doña Berta tiene 34 años de edad vive en casa propia con su compañero de vida y sus dos hijos de 3 y 16 años de edad, ella posee una sala de belleza y venta de ropa desde hace 5 años en su lugar de residencia, tiene mucha clientela por ser una persona muy amable, responsable y trabajadora con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, doña Berta solicita un crédito para la compra de ropa como blusas, pantalones, camisas, ropa de niño y accesorios para la sala de belleza como shampoo, cremas, ganchos para el cabello, tijeras, etc. para seguir con su negocio y obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia 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
  • 711
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,637,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Berta Alicia to buy shampoos, conditioners, hair clips, scissors, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2013
Aug 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013