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Rosa Elvia
Rosa Elvia M. M. is 51 years old, and lives in Puerto el Triunfo, located in the Department of Usulután. She is single, and lives with her two daughters who help with her business. Rosa works selling tortillas, which she makes and then sells throughout the neighborhood. She counts on a good customer base, as she has been in this type of business for many years. Her tortilla business is located in her home where, midday, she dedicates herself to washing the corn, then milling and making the tortillas. These are in great demand in this country, as they are an integral part of the Salvadoran diet. For this reason, the business is profitable, and she lives off of the income it generates.

She is requesting a loan to buy corn at lower wholesale prices. She would also like to buy some tanks of propane gas in order to have an extra supply of these. Despite being a single mother, she has known how to face her difficult situation by working hard to help her daughters get ahead and to provide for them.
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Rosa Elvia M. M. de 51 años de edad, reside en Puerto el Triunfo, el cual está ubicado en el departamento de Usulután. Vive únicamente junto a sus dos hijas, las cuales le ayudan en el negocio. Rosa posee una venta de tortillas, en la cual se encarga de elaborarlas y posteriormente venderlas entre los vecinos del lugar, los cuales son clientes fijos, ya que desde hace muchos años atrás que ella se dedica a este tipo de trabajo. La tortillería está ubicada en su casa de habitación en la cual cada mediodía se dedica a lavar el maíz, luego llevarlo al molino y posteriormente elaborar las tortillas, que son uno de productos con más demanda en este país, ya que son parte de la comida diaria de los salvadoreños. Es por esta razón que este negocio es muy rentable para maría quien vive de las ganancias obtenidas por este. Ella solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar maíz por mayor de manera que pueda obtenerlo a menor precio, así mismo comprar algunos cilindros de gas propano para poder contar con una provisión extra de estos. A pesar que Rosa es madre soltera, ha sabido enfrentarse a dicha situación trabajando muy duro para sacar adelante a sus hijas y brindarles todo lo necesario a ambas.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 659
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,070,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rosa Elvia to buy corn and propane gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 18, 2010
Listed
Mar 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 23, 2011