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María Eugenia
María Eugenia M. R., 53, lives in the La Libertad department with her husband and their three children. She has her own business; she makes “pupusas” (flatbread stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables) and prepares lunches. María is is very popular because she is a very clean and excellent cook. She has over five years experience in the kitchen.

María is asking for a loan to be able to buy raw material like corn, beans, and cheese to make food. This is because she wants to be able to take care of a larger quantity of customers. It is only possible if she has the raw material.
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María Eugenia M. R. de 53 años de edad, reside en el departamento de La Libertad, vive junto a su esposo y sus tres hijos. Ella tiene su propio negocio en el cual se encarga de hacer pupusas y de elaborar almuerzos. María es muy solicitada por las personas, debido a que es muy aseada y excelente cocinera, ya que posee más de cinco años de experiencia en la cocina. María solícita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar materia prima como maíz, frijoles y queso para la elaboración de la comida. Esto debido a que desea poder atender una mayor cantidad de clientes y esto es posible si solamente cuenta con más materia prima.

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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
  • 629
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,084,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped María Eugenia buy raw material to make food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2009
Dec 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010