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Luz Elena
Luz Elena S. M. is 34 years old. She is a very responsible woman who works hard making pupusas, a traditional Salvadoran dish that is in great demand. Luz lives with her mother in San Alejo in the Department of La Unión. Pupusas are a dish made from cornmeal or rice and filled with pork, cheese, and beans.

This business has enabled Luz and her mother to move forward. For this reason, she is requesting a loan so that she can buy a greater quantity of supplies for making more pupusas. In this manner, she hopes to increase her earnings since this will be of great benefit to her family.

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Luz Elena S. M. de 34 años de edad, es una mujer muy responsable, la cual trabaja muy duro elaborando pupusas, las cuales son una comida típica de este país, que posee mucha demanda. Ella vive junto a su madre, con la cual reside en San Alejo, en el departamento de La Unión. Las pupusas son un platillo, el cual está elaborado de masa de maíz o arroz, y así mismo rellena de chicharrón, queso y frijoles. Con este negocio es como Luz logra salir adelante junto a su madre, es por ello que solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de materia prima para elaborar más pupusas, y de esta forma aumentar sus ganancias las cuales serán de mucho beneficio para 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
  • 726
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,313,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Luz Elena purchase corn, cheese, beans, and pork for making "pupusas".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2011
Mar 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012