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Maria Ines
Maria, 60, has had a small stall for selling cereals, cookies, and baked goods for 15 years. It is based in the market that is close to her home. She has many customers who come to her for her good prices and her friendliness when making a sale. WIth her earnings, she manages to cover some of the household costs. She lives in her own home with her husband. She has three children who are independent but she helps them economically. Maria is requesting a loan to buy more merchandise wholesale and to continue with their sales because that is her only source of work. She wants to be able to have a better life with her husband.
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Maria de 60 años de edad posee desde hace 15 años un puesto de venta de cereales, galletas y golosinas, ubicado en el mercado que se encuentra cerca de su lugar de residencia, posee mucha clientela por los buenos precios y la amabilidad que tiene a la hora de vender, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas logra cubrir algunos gastso que se el presentan en su hogar, vive en casa propia con esposo, posee tres hijos que son independientes pero les ayudan económicamente, Maria está solicitando un crédito para la compra de mas mercadería por mayor y poder seguir con sus ventas ya que esa es su única fuente de trabajo y así poder tener junto con su esposo una mejor 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
  • 530
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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 $500 helped Maria Ines to purchase cereals, cookies, and baked goods wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014