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Blanca Estela
Blanca Estela M. D. C. lives with her daughter, who works as a teacher while also studying at university. They also live with Blanca's granddaughter and brother, who works as a tailor. For 30 years, Blanca has run a shop that sells pupusas which are corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans, and pork, then grilled. She has had to work very hard, especially since she is a widow and cannot rely upon anyone else for support, so every day she strives to make enough to live with dignity. Blanca is asking for a loan so that she can buy the ingredients for her pupusas. It is the only way for her to get enough money to cover her costs. She hopes to increase her sales and improve her business, making it the best in the neighbourhood. She hopes that people will recognize the quality of her service.
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Blanca Estela M. D. C. vive junto a su hija la cual trabaja como maestra y estudia al mismo tiempo en la universidad, también vive junto a su nieta y su hermano el cual trabaja como sastre. Ella posee una pupusería desD. hace 30 años, debe trabajar muy duro ya que es viuda y no recibe ayuda D. nadie, es por ello que cada día se esfuerza por obtener lo necesario para vivir dignamente. Blanca Solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar la materia prima para la elaboración D. pupusas (platillo típico salvadoreño el cual esta hecho a base D. masa D. maíz o arroz, la cual se mezcla con chicharro, queso y frijoles y se le da la forma D. una tortilla). Debido a que esta es su única vía para obtener el dinero necesario para sus gastos, ella desea poder mejorar su negocio y ser la número uno en su colonia y que las personas la prefieran por la calidad D. su servicio, D. manera que sus ventas aumenten.

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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
  • 718
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,095,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Blanca Estela to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010