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Elba A. lives in the Tacuba area of Ahuachapan, El Salvador. She lives with her husband and two daughters who are both in primary school. Elba sells clothes and cosmetics as a street vendor—she leaves her house early every day to offer her merchandise door-to-door. Since Elba and her husband only finished primary school, she dreams of giving her daughters a good education. Because she wants to provide her children with a promising future, she works hard every day. Elba is asking for a loan to buy more merchandise so she has more to offer to her customers.
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Elba A. vive en Tacuba departamento de Ahuachapán, Elba vive con su esposo y dos hijas que están cursando la primaria. Elba se dedica a la venta de ropa y cosméticos de manera ambulante sale todos los días temprano de su casa y ofrece su mercadería tocando de casa en casa, Elba sueña con darles una buena educación a su hijas ya que, ella y su esposo solo alcanzaron a llegar a la primaria, es por ello que esta mujer trabaja día a día para poder darles un futuro prometedor a sus hijas. Elba solicita un préstamo para adquirir variedad de mercadería y así tener más que ofrecer a sus clientes.

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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
  • 510
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Elba expand merchandise of clothes and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010