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Lucia G. I. is 50 years old and lives in Jiquilisco in the department of Usulután with her two sons. Her older son works, and the younger one, who is 13 years old, goes to school. Lucia works caring for livestock, and in order to earn extra money, she makes corn tamales, cakes, atol (a hot corn drink), and fried corn. She makes these every afternoon and sells them outside of her house in order to have economic stability for her sons.

Lucia is a person who has always fought a lot for her home and her sons, and this is why she wants to improve and prosper by improving the stability of her business. She is asking for a loan in order to have the necessary money to buy corn wholesale, so that she can make more dishes that are made of corn. Foods made from corn are in great demand in this country, so they sell very well. It is for this reason that she would like to increase her production and increase her earnings.
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Lucia G. I. de 50 años de edad, vive junto a dos hijos, de los cuales el mayor se dedica a trabajar y el menor de 13 años de edad a estudiar, junto a ellos reside en Jiquilisco, ubicado en el departamento de Usulután. Lucia se dedica a trabajar cuidando ganado, y así mismo para poder obtener ganancias extras, elabora tamales de elote, tortas, atol y elotes asados, estos los elabora cada tarde, los cuales comercializa a las afueras de su hogar, todo con el deseo de poder contar con una estabilidad económica aceptable junto a sus hijos. Lucia ha sido una persona quien siempre ha luchado mucho por su hogar y por sus hijos, es por esto que ella desea poder mejorar y salir adelante, mejorando la estabilidad de su negocio y de esta manera el de su casa, es por ello que solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para comprar elotes por mayor y de esta forma elaborar más platillos los cuales son elaborados a base de estos, ya que todos los antojitos hechos de elote poseen una gran demanda en este país, por lo que se venden muy bien. Es por esta razón que ella desea aumentar su producción y de esta forma mejorar sus ingresos.

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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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 761
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  • $26,201,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lucia wholesale purchase of corn to make traditional foods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2010
May 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011