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Patricia Marilú
Patricia Marilú G. lives in the city of Arce, along with her husband and children. She has a business in front of the Geriel Institute where she sells pupusas, a typical Salvadorean food made with corn meal, cheese, beans, and fried pork. She also sells beverages and snacks. She has a reputation for being extremely clean and neat, and stands out for being very hard-working.

Patricia requests a loan through which she could better supply her business. Even though her sales are stable up to a certain point, her income is not always enough to cover her personal expenses. This is the reason why Patricia’s greatest wish is to be able to increase her income, so she can contribute to the household expenses with her husband. Her goal is to provide a better standard of living for her children.
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Patricia Marilú G., reside en ciudad Arce junto a su esposo e hijos. Ella posee un negocio frente al Instituto Geriel, su venta de es pupusas, comida típica salvadoreña hecha de masa de maíz revuelta con queso, frijoles y chicharrón, así también vende refrescos y golosinas, ella posee una imagen muy limpia y ordenada y se destaca por ser una mujer muy trabajadora. Patricia solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda surtir más su negocio, ya que a pesar que sus ventas son hasta cierto punto estables, no le es suficiente para todos sus gastos personas, es por ello que el mayor deseo de Patricia es el de poder aumentar sus ingresos para poder colaborar juntos a su esposo en los gastos del hogar, con el fin de brindarles una mejor vida a sus hijo.

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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
  • 391
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,278,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Patricia Marilú working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011