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María Yanira
María Yanira L. D. B., 40, is a very hard working, dedicated woman who lives with her husband and two minor children in Aguilares, San Salvador department.

María works in her own tortilla shop making tortillas from Monday through Sunday in order to proviD. her husband with all the help he needs to meet household expenses. María makes tortillas that she then sells from home and that her children take to the various neighborhoods to sell. This provides extra income that is of great benefit to the family.

María is asking for funds to buy corn at wholesale so that she can make a greater amount of tortillas because they are in high demand in this country because they are basic to the Salvadoran diet.
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María Yanira L. D. B. D. 40 años D. edad, es una mujer muy trabajadora y esforzada, la cual vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos menores D. edad, junto a los cuales vive en el municipio D. Aguilares en el departamento D. San Salvador. María trabaja en su propia tortillería en donD. elabora tortillas D. lunes a domingo con el fin D. poder brindarle toda la ayuda necesaria a su esposo con los gastos del hogar. María elabora las tortillas que posteriormente venD. en su casa D. habitación y que sus hijos le ayudan a comercializar D. forma ambulante por diferentes colonias, esto les permite contar con ganancias extras las cuales son D. mucho beneficio para la familia. María solicita un préstamo a través del cual compre maíz por mayor con el deseo D. poder elaborar mayor cantidad D. tortillas, ya que estas cuentan con una extrema demanda en este país por ser parte D. la dieta básica D. los salvadoreños.

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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
  • 739
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,264,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped María Yanira corn to make tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2010
Oct 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011