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María Hilda Del Transito
María Hilda del Transito P. is 55 years old and a cheerful hardworking woman. She sells delicious tamales which are made of ground corn, contain small pieces of chicken, and wrapped and cooked in banana leaves. María lives with her daughter, who is a teacher, and cares for her 11 year old grandson. She is in charge of producing and selling tamales as a traveling vendor in the different villages throughout the Department of San Miguel. María and her family live in this same area. Due to the great taste of her tamales, she has been able to attract a large customer base and maintain stable sales. This allows her to earn sufficient income to have a decent life.

For this reason, she is applying for a loan from Apoyo Integral so that she can by corn in bulk, banana leaves, firewood, chicken, and some vegetables for making more tamales. This will enable her to improve her sales and achieve financial stability. Since this is her only source of income, María wants to do everything necessary to improve her business.

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María Hilda del Transito P. de 55 años de edad, es una señora muy alegre y trabajadora, la cual se dedica a vender deliciosos tamales, los cuales son hechos de masa de maíz, en la cual se coloca pequeños trozos de pollo y se envuelve en hojas de huerta de guineo, y luego se cocinan. María vive junto a su hija quien trabaja como profesora, y junto a su nieto de 11 años de edad, el cual esta al cuidado de María. Ella se encarga de elaborar y comercializar los tamales de forma ambulante por diferentes caseríos del departamento de San Miguel, lugar en el cual también habita junto a su familia. Debido al delicioso sabor de los tamales, cuenta con una cantidad de clientes bastante grande, por lo que la venta es bastante estable, y la cual le permite contar con el dinero suficiente para tener una vida digna, es por ello que María desea contar con un préstamo de Integral, para poder comprar mayor cantidad de maíz, hojas de huerta de guineo, leña, pollo y algunas verduras para elaborar más tamales, de esta forma ella podrá mejorar sus ventas y así mismo su estabilidad económica, ya que es esta la única fuente de ingresos con la que cuenta para tener todo lo necesario para vivir desea mejorar su negocio.

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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
  • 565
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,916,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Hilda Del Transito purchase ingredients & supplies for making tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2010
Jun 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011