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Karla Virgilia
Karla is 32 years old and lives in a rented house with her husband and three children. Karla has been making a living selling shoes for some years. She sells her products in the market near her house. With profits from sales, and with her husband's help, she is able to cover some household costs. Karla is applying for a loan in order to buy more merchandise in bulk in order to stock up her business further, and to provide the variety that her customers seek. With this she can earn higher profits and give her family a better quality of life.
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Karla de 32 años de edad vive en casa alquilada con su esposo y sus tres hijos, ella se dedica a la venta de zapatos desde hace varios años, comercializa sus productos en el mercado que se encuentra cerca de su casa, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas y con la ayuda de su esposo logran solventar algunos gatos que se les presentan en su hogar, Karla está solicitando un crédito para la compra de mas mercadería por mayor para poder surtir mas su negocio y tener variedad cuando sus clientes la busquen y asi obtener mejores ganancias y darle 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
  • 547
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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 Karla Virgilia to buy more shoes in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2013
Nov 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014