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Reina Marina
Reina Marina L. D. R. is 50 years old and lives with her husband and three children 7,14, and 21 respectively. She has her own business making tortillas, pupusas (a traditional Salvadoran food), and tamales. She works from Monday to Sunday along with her oldest daughter because she has many clients and needs help serving them quickly. Her daughter helps making the tortillas. She runs the business out of their home in the municipality of Soyapango where she sells mostly to her neighbors and other people nearby. Reina applied for the loan to purchase more ingredients like corn, beans, fried pork skin, vegetables, chicken, and firewood to cook the corn without using up their propane gas. This business is very important to Reina because it has helped her grow as a person because she can rely on her own work. This means that she can help her family be more economically stable and proviD. them with what they need.
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Reina Marina L. D. R. D. 50 años D. edad, vive junto a su grupo familiar el cual esta conformado por su esposo y tres hijos D. 7, 14 y 21 años D. edad. Ella posee su propio negocio en el cual elabora tortillas, pupusas y tamales, todos estos los hace D. lunes a domingo, negocio en el cual le ayuda su hija mayor, ya que posee muchos clientes a los cuales es necesario atenderlos lo mejor posible y para agilizar su servicio, su hija le ayuda a hacer tortillas. El negocio esta ubicado en su casa D. habitación en el municipio D. Soyapango en donD. venD. con la mayoría D. sus vecinos y personas D. los alrededores. Reina solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad D. materia prima para elaborar sus ventas, tales como maíz, frijoles, chicharrón, verduras, pollo y leña para cocer el maíz, D. manera que gaste menos en gas propano. Este negocio es muy importante para Reina ya que le permite crecer como persona, debido a que pueD. contar con su propio trabajo y D. esta misma forma ayudar a su familia a contar con una mejor estabilidad económica y así mismo a contar con todo lo necesario.

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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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 720
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Reina Marina puchase of supplies to make tortillas, tamales, and pupusas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2011