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Martha Lidia
Martha, 29, is woman who’s striven with much effort to move her family forward. She has a food stand selling food items made of corn: tamales, ‘riguas’ [Salvadoran corn cakes], cakes, corn-on-the-cob and ‘atol’ [corn and flour drink].

Her business is located in a very busy market near her place of residence which is quite an advantage when it comes to sales. She uses what she earns from her work to cover some of her household expenses.

She lives in a house of her own with her husband and two children who are 12 and 7 years of age; they are currently attending school.

Martha’s asking for a loan to buy corn at wholesale, milk and cheese to continue in business to give her family better economic stability.
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Martha de 29 años de edad es una mujer que ha luchado por sacar adelante a su familia con mucho esfuerzo tiene un puesto de venta de comida elaborada con elote como: tamales, riguas, tortas, elotes y atol, su negocio lo tiene ubicado en el mercado que está cerca de su lugar de residencia es muy transitado y esa es una ventaja para poder vender, con lo que obtiene de su trabajo ha logrado solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus dos hijos de 12 y 7 años de edad ellos actualmente estudian, Martha esta solicitando un crédito para la comprar de elotes por mayor, leche y queso y asi seguir con su negocio para darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 555
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Martha Lidia to buy corn, milk and cheese at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014