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Marcelina M. H., 53, lives in the Apopa municipality in the San Salvador department. Marcelina lives with her daughter, a maid, and her eight year old granddaughter who goes to elementary school.

Marcelina has a business in her house where she sells pupusas (flatbread stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables) in the mornings. In the afternoon she sells lunches, a variety of dishes, made in her home. Marcelina’s business also offers a variety of fruits all of the time.

The loan she is asking for is to invest in raw materials to increase the production of her dishes, which will help her produce greater income.
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Marcelina M. H. de 53 años de edad reside en el municipio Apopa del departamento de San Salvador. Marcelina vive con su hija que es empleada y su nieta de 8 años que se encuentra estudiando la primaria. Marcelina posee su negocio dentro de su casa donde por las mañana hace ventas de pupusas y por la tarde vende almuerzos con variedad de platillos hechos en casa, el negocio de Marcelina también ofrece variedad de frutas todo el tiempo, el crédito que solicita en esta oportunidad es para la invertir en la compra de materia prima de esta manera aumentara la producción de sus platillos ayudando a obtener mayores ingresos.

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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
  • 642
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,178,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Marcelina buy raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011