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Marlene is 51 years old and lives in her own house together with her life partner and their three children. She runs a food stall where she sells stuffed corn tortillas and drinks, and she also sells clothes. Her business is located in a commercial area, and therefore she has an established clientele with a preference for her products.

She is a person with good personal references, responsible and honest, and this is how she has been able to pay for many of the family's expenses. Marlene is applying for this loan in order to buy more merchandise and ingredients for her business, such as soft drinks, water, corn, beans, fried pork rind, cheese, tomatoes, etc. so that she can increase her sales and offer her family a stable economic future.
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Doña Marlene de 51 años de edad, vive en casa propia junto a su compañero de vida, y sus tres hijos, Ella posee un chalet donde vende pupusas y bebidas y también se dedica a la venta de ropa, su negocio está ubicado en muy buena zona de comercio, por esta razón ya posee una clientela establecida, que prefiere sus productos, es una persona con muy buenas referencias personales, además responsable y honesta, de esta manera y con la ayuda ha logrado solventar muchos de sus gastos familiares, Doña Marlene Solicita un crédito para la compra de mas mercadería e ingredientes para su negocio, como bebidas, agua, maíz, frijoles, chicharrón, quesillo, tomates, etc. para poder incrementar su nivel de ventas y darle a su familia un futuro económico estable.

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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
  • 553
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,800,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Marlene to buy soft drinks, water, corn, beans, fried pork rind, cheese, tomatoes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014