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María Del Pilar
María del Pilar G., 26, lives in the municipality of San Martín with her 2 children aged 10 and 9. They are both in school. She has her own business making and selling pupusas, a traditional Salvadoran dish for which there is a lot of demand on the part of the people who live in this area. Her business is located outside her house, where every day Maria takes from her kitchen tables, chairs and all of the utensils she needs to start her work. Since she has been in this line of work for 5 years, she now has a lot of experience, and as a result she has a lot of customers who prefer her pupusas because she has gained the confidence of her customers. Maria requests a loan to buy a large quantity of corn, beans, pork rinds and cheese, the raw materials to make pupusas. She also wants to stock her business with hot and cold drinks. She wants to do this so that people will not only buy her products to take to their houses, but also will eat at her establishment. With the increased sales that this would bring Maria would benefit, because this would help her family's finances, which are in great need of improvement.
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María del Pilar G. de 26 años de edad, reside en el municipio de San Martín, junto a sus dos hijos de 10 y 9 años de edad, los cuales se dedican a estudiar. Ella posee un negocio propio en el cual se encarga de elaborar y vender pupusas, uno de los platillos típicos salvadoreños que tienen mayor demanda por parte de las personas de este lugar. Su negocio está ubicado en las afueras de su casa de habitación, en donde cada día María saca de su hogar la cocina, mesas, sillas y todos los utensilios necesarios para iniciar su trabajo. Ella es una mujer con mucha experiencia, ya que posee 5 años de realizar este oficio, razón por la cual posee muchos clientes, los cuales prefieren sus pupusas ya que es una persona la cual se ha ganado la confianza de sus clientes. María solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de maíz, frijoles, chicharrón y queso, los cuales son la materia prima para la elaboración de las pupusas, así mismo desea surtir el negocio con bebidas heladas y calientes, esto con el fin de que las personas no solo compren su productos para llevar a sus casa, sino también para que ellas opten por comer en el lugar, esto le brindaría muchos beneficios a María puesto que aumentaría sus ventas los cual es de mucha ayuda para su economía familia, la cual necesita mejorar en gran manera.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 643
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,043,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped María Del Pilar to buy corn, beans, pork rinds and cheese.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 6, 2010
Listed
Oct 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 20, 2011