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Digna Esperanza
Digna Esperanza P. is 39 years old and lives in the department of San Miguel, where she lives together with her husband (who works as a salesman) and their six children (19, 18, 16, 8, 4, and 3 years old), the two youngest of which are not in school. Digna works selling french fries, fried yucca and bananas, and meat pies. The meat pies are made from a corn base and are filled with vegetables and then fried. It is a typical dish of El Salvador, which is usually eaten in the afternoons. Her business is located in the vicinity of the Catholic Church in the area. This brings her many benefits, as it is a busy area where people go shopping each afternoon to buy a typical dish to enjoy with their families. Digna is requesting a loan so she can have the necessary money to purchase potatoes, oil, green beans, and carrots, as these are the main ingredients for her sales. Digna have a very large family, so she must work very hard together with her husband. This is why she has requested a loan from Integral; because she has the hope of being able to improve her sales and her earnings.
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Digna esperanza P. de 39 años de edad, reside en el departamento de San Miguel, lugar en el cual vive junto a su esposo el cual trabaja como comerciante y a sus seis hijos de 19, 18, 16, 8, 4 y 3 años de edad, de los cuales los dos menores no se dedican a estudiar. Digna se dedica a la venta de papas fritas, tostadas de yuca, plátano y pasteles de carne, este ultimo esta hecho a base de masa de maíz, la cual se rellena de verduras y luego se fríe, es un platillo típico del país el cual se acostumbra a comer por las tardes. El negocio esta ubicado en las cercanías de la iglesia católica del lugar. Esto le trae muchos beneficios ya que es un lugar muy transitado, en el cual las personas salen a comprar cada tarde algún tipo de platillo típico para disfrutar con sus familias. Digna solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para comprar: papas, aceite, ejotes, zanahorias, ya que son estos los ingredientes principales de su venta. Digna posee una familia muy extensa, por la cual debe trabajar muy duro junto a su esposo, e por esto que con la esperanza de poder mejorar sus ventas y por ende sus ganancias, ella ha solicita un préstamo a Integral.

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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
  • 835
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,317,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Digna Esperanza to purchase corn, vegetables, and fried yucca and bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2011