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Elba Esperanza
Elba Esperanza F. is 50 years old and lives in San Juan Opico, in La Libertad department. She is a single mother with two children aged 10 and 18 and she works very hard to get her children ahead in life. Elba's business is making cheese and cream which she sells as an itinerant street vendor. She also makes pupusas which she sells from her home.

Elba is a very responsible and enterprising mother whose main goal in life is to provide her children with the best. For this reason, she is requesting a loan so that she can invest in her business. She will use the money to buy beans, corn, chopped pork and rice to make her pupusas and also raw materials for making cheese. She does all this as she wishes to live more comfortably with her family.
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Elba Esperanza F. 50 años de edad, reside en San Juan Opico, en el departamento de La Libertad, ella es madre soltera de dos hijos de 10 y 18 años de edad, por quienes trabaja muy duro para sacarlos adelante. Elba se dedica a la elaboración de queso y crema, la cual vende de forma ambulante, y así mismo elabora pupusas las cuales comercializa en su hogar. Elba es una madre muy responsable y emprendedora quien tiene como principal meta darle lo mejor a sus hijos, razón por la que solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda invertir en su negocio, comprando: frijoles, maíz, chicharrón y arroz para elaborar las pupusas y así mismo para comprar la materia prima para la elaboración de queso. Todo esto lo hace con el deseo de poder vivir mejor junto a su familia.

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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
  • 734
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,054,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Elba Esperanza to buy raw materials for making cheese and cream.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012