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Rosa is 53 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and her two children. She has been selling shellfish and fish for the last 22 years and she has been able to meet some of the household costs with her income from this work.

Rosa is applying for a loan to purchase shellfish and fish in bulk since it is getting closer and closer to the season where there is more demand for them. With this loan Rosa hopes to be able to offer her family a better quality of life.
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Doña Rosa de 53 años de edad, vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus dos hijos, hace 22 años se dedica a la venta de mariscos y pescados, con lo que obtiene de sus ganancias logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Doña Rosa solicita un crédito para la compra de mariscos y pescados por mayor ya que cada vez se acerca más la temporada que tiene más demanda, con esto espera brindarle 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
  • 509
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,377,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rosa to buy fish and shellfish in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2013
Sep 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2014