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Juana De La Cruz
Juana D. La Cruz R. D. S. is 41 years old. She is a resident of Soyapango, where she lives with her husband and her four children, who are not yet grown and are attending school. Juana has a pupusería [a business making pupusas, or filled corn tortillas] located in the house where she lives. She has run this business for 8 years, with the single aim of achieving a better life for her family. She is requesting a loan so that she can invest in her business by purchasing all of the ingredients needed to prepare pupusas, such as: pork, cheese, beans, corn and vegetables to make the curtido [a slaw-like salad] and salsa which accompany the pupusas. In this way, Juana wants to serve more customers and thus improve her sales.
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Juana D. La Cruz R. D. S. D. 41 años D. edad, resiD. en Soyapango, lugar en el cual vive junto a su esposo y sus cuatro hijos, todos menores D. edad, quienes se dedican a estudiar. Juana posee una pupusería la cual se encuentra en su casa D. habitación y en donD. trabaja desD. hace 8 años con el único fin D. poder contar con una vida mejor para su familia. Ella solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda invertir en el negocio comprando toda la materia prima para la elaboración D. las pupusas, tales como: chicharrón, queso, frijoles, maíz, y verduras para hacer el curtido y la salsa que acompaña a las pupusas. D. esta manera Juana desea atender a más clientes y D. esta forma mejorar sus ventas.

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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
  • 761
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,201,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Juana De La Cruz buying cheese, corn, beans and pork.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2010
Oct 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2011