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Bella Raquel
Bella Raquel M. C. is 31 years old and resides in Santa Tecla, Department of San Salvador. She lives with her husband and two children, ages 13 and 2. Bella has a tortilla shop where she in charge of making and selling tortillas, which are in high demand. She also prepares “pupusas” a well-known traditional dish that is sold throughout the country. Bella is a responsible mother who works extremely hard so that her children can get ahead.

She is requesting a loan in order to buy corn in large quantities, cheese, beans, pork, and cylinders of propane gas. This will allow her to have plenty of supplies for preparing and cooking tortillas and pupusas.

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Bella Raquel M. C. de 31 años de edad, reside en Santa Tecla, en el departamento de San Salvador, vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos de: 13 y 2 años de edad. Bella posee una tortillería, en la cual se encarga de elaborar y vender tortillas, las cuales son muy vendidas, así mismo comercializa pupusas, el plato típico más conocido y vendido de este país. Ella es una madre de familia muy responsable, quien trabaja muy duro para sacar adelante a sus hijos. Bella solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar maíz en grandes cantidades, queso frijoles, chicharrón, así mismo comprar cilindros de gas propano, de manera que pueda contar con mucha materia prima para la elaboración y cocción de las tortillas y pupusas.

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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
  • 737
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,041,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Bella Raquel purchase ingredients in bulk & propane gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2010
Dec 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2011