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Rosa Matilde
Rosa Matilde M. is 45 years old and lives with her family; her husband who works as a watchman, her 90-year-old mother, and her two children. They live in the urban area of San Francisco Gotera in the department of Usulután. Rosa makes "tamales", a typical dish from this country and the majority of Latinamerican countries, they are prepared with corn flour, filled with vegetables, chicken, or any other kind of meat, wrapped and cooked in banana leaves. The tamales are very popular and therefore sell well. She makes them every day of the week, making more on the week-ends as she sells more. Rosa requests a loan to be able to buy more products to make more tamales in order to increase sales as it is her wish to have the necessary money to make repairs at her home and thus have a safer place to live and take shelter from the rain.
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Rosa Matilde M. de 45 años de edad, vive junto a su familia la cual esta conformada por su esposo quien trabaja como vigilante, su madre de 90 años de edad, y sus dos hijos, con quienes reside en la zona urbana de San Francisco Gotera, en el departamento de Usulután. Rosa se dedica a la elaboración de tamales, un platillo muy típico de este país y de la mayoría de países latinoamericanos, estos son elaborados de masa de maíz, los cuales se rellenan con verduras, pollo, o cualquier otro tipo de carne, los cuales se envuelven en hojas de huerta de guineo y se cocinan de esta manera. Los tamales poseen mucha demanda, por lo que sus ventas son muy buenas, ella los elabora todos los días de la semana, elaborando mayor cantidad los fines de semana ya que son los días en los que más se venden. Rosa solicita un préstamo con el fin de comprar mayor cantidad de productos para elaborar más tamales, de manera que pueda aumentar sus ventas, así mismo ella desea contar con el dinero necesario para realizar reparaciones en su hogar, y así poder contar con un lugar más seguro para vivir y así mismo poder resguardarse de la lluvias.

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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
  • 663
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,066,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rosa Matilde purchase raw material to make tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2010
Aug 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2011