Juana has a tortilla shop in her house where she prepares tortillas at noon and in the evening. This product is a staple of the Salvadoran diet and is consumed every day, up to three times a day, since it is usually accompanied with each meal. This is a great benefit to Juana since she already has customers who consume much of what she makes.
She is requesting a loan so that she will have the funds needed to purchase corn in bulk. This will allow her to buy at lower prices, which will be a great help since she will be able to generate better earnings.
About Apoyo IntegralApoyo 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.
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