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Maria Cirila
Maria, 36, is a single mother who lives in her own house with her three children. She has had a business in her place of residence selling water, sweet drinks and sodas for six years. She has many customers and she doesn't have much competition. With what she earns from her sales she is able to pay for some of the expenses of her home.

Maria is applying for a loan to buy more merchandise in bulk to continue with her business. This is her only source of work and in this way, she will obtain more revenue and be able to give her children a better quality of life.
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Maria de 36 años de edad es madre soltera vive en casa propia con sus tres hijos, ella posee un negocio en su lugar de residencia de venta de agua, refrescos y gaseosas desde hace 6 años, posee mucha clientela pues no tiene mucha competencia, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, María está solicitando un crédito para la compra de mas mercadería por mayor para seguir con su negocio ya que esa es su única fuente de trabajo y así obtener mejores ganancias y poderle dar a sus hijos 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
  • 490
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,341,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Maria Cirila to buy water, sweet drinks and sodas in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 24, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014