Maria manages a store where she sells bread, beverages, hair gels, and toothpaste. Her business is small, but she has every intention to make it grow. In the evenings, she prepares “pupusas” which are traditional in Salvadoran cuisine and made of corn, beans, and cheese, though they can be served with other ingredients. Maria operates both businesses from her home in the Department of San Miguel.
She is requesting a loan in order to buy food products such as eggs, bread, instant soups, and other items. Maria will also acquire ingredients in bulk for making pupusas, since they are in great demand because they taste good. She is determined to provide her three children with a better life and give them everything they need. They are the main reason why she continues to work and invest great effort every day.
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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