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Silvia Del Carmen
Silvia is 30 years old. She is a responsible and honorable person who lives in her own home with her husband and their 2 children who are currently in school. 3 years ago, she began selling seafood from her home and, at the weekend, she travels to sell in different settlements and markets near to where she lives. With what she makes from her business, she is able to cover some of the household expenses. Silvia is requesting a loan to buy seafood wholesale to be able to continue her business as this is her only source of income. With this, she hopes to make better profits and offer her family a better quality of life.
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Doña Silvia de 30 años de edad, es una persona responsable y honrada, vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus dos hijos ellos estudian actualmente, hace tres años se dedica a la venta de mariscos en su casa de habitación y lo fines de semana lo hace de forma ambulante por las diferentes colonias y mercados que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, con lo que obtiene de su negocio logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Doña Silvia solicita un crédito para la compra de mariscos por mayor para poder seguir con su negocio ya que esa es su única fuente de trabajo, con esto espera obtener mejores ganancias y 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
  • 575
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Silvia Del Carmen to buy seafood wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015