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Maria Carmelina
Maria, age 51, decided three years ago to set up a small snack shop in a school. There she sells fruit, water, snacks, drinks, soda, etc. Thanks to her good prices and her friendliness when she makes sales, the students prefer her.

She lives in her own house with her child. Maria decided to ask Integral for a loan in order to be able to buy merchandise in bulk and thus get better earnings. In this way, along with her child, she can have a better quality of life without any kind of limitation.
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Maria de 51 años de edad desde hace 3 años decidió establecer en un colegio un pequeño chalet donde comercializa fruta, agua, golosinas, refrescos, gaseosas, etc. los alumnos la prefieren por los buenos precios y la amabilidad que tiene a la hora vender, vive en casa propia con su hijo, Maria ha decidido solicitar un crédito a INTEGRAL para poder comprar mercadería por mayor y así poder obtener mejores ganancias para tener junto con su hijo una mejor calidad de vida sin limitación alguna.

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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
  • 697
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Carmelina to buy fruit, water, snacks, drinks, soda, etc., in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014