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Santos Aída
Santos Aída R. B., 53, lives in Armenia with her three children. The children work. She has a “pupusa” (corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans, and pork, then grilled) stand near the Health Unit of Armenia. The location is beneficial because the people who have appointments come to eat at her stand.

Santos is asking for a loan to be able to buy vegetables, meat, and drinks. One of her goals is to expand her business and have a restaurant. Santos stands out as being a very visionary woman who wants to keep improving more every day for her own sustenance.
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Santos Aída R. B. de 53 años de edad, reside en Armenia, vive junto a sus tres hijos, los cuales trabajan. Ella posee una pupusería cerca de la Unidad de Salud de Armenia, lo cual le beneficia ya que las personas que pasan consulta vienen a comer a su puesto. La señora Santos solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar verduras, carne, bebidas, ya que dentro de sus metas esta ampliar su negocio y hacer un comedor. Santos se destaca por ser una señora muy visionara la cual desea seguir mejorando cada día más para su propio sustento.

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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
  • 785
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,231,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Santos Aída buy basic grains and other perishables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2009
Nov 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011