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Maria Magdalena
María, 39, lives in her own house with her two school-aged children. She has a store and a "pupuseria" (stuffed tortilla stand) and has been in business for several years. She has many customers who prefer her products since she is a very honest, hard-working, service oriented person with very good references. Through her business she has been able to cover her expenses.

María is requesting a loan to buy sweets, eggs, staple goods, etc. to be able to fill the current demand and increase her income which will improve her quality of life.
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Doña María de 39 años de edad vive en casa propia junto a sus dos hijos que estudian actualmente, Ella posee una tienda y una pupuseria desde hace varios años, su negocio posee mucha clientela que demanda sus productos, es una persona muy honesta, trabajadora, servicial y con muy buenas referencias, de esta manera ha logrado solventar muchos de sus gastos, Doña maría solicita un crédito para invertir en su negocio de tienda en comprar de golosinas, huevos, granos básicos, etc. para poder abastecer la gran demanda que posee y obtener mayores ingresos y mejorar su 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
  • 461
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  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Magdalena to buy sweets, eggs, staples, etc.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2013
Sep 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 6, 2013