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Rosa América
Rosa América C. B. is 47 years old and she lives in her own house with two children who are in school. Like a hardworking and courageous woman, Doña Rosa has managed to establish a store where she sells basic products. The store is located in her house in the municipality of San Juan Opico in the department of La Libertad. Rosa works full time in the store to be able to attend to her customers when the need one of her products like: candy, sweet bread, sugar, macaroni, oil, toys drinks, and cleaning products, among others. She depends very much on her business and has many aspirations for the sales that she makes. This is why she has decided to request a loan, to invest in her store and to be able to buy a greater variety of products and to innovate within her business with products like: cereal, oil, paper, milk, coffee and candy and other products that allow her to improve the service she provides. Because like all entreprenuerial women she knows that she has to keep up with the demands of the market. With this she hopes to obtain the necessary resources to live in better conditions with her family.
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Rosa América C. B. de 47 años de edad habita en casa propia con sus dos hijos quienes hasta la fecha se encuentran estudiando. Como toda mujer trabajadora y luchadora Doña Rosa ha logrado establecer una tienda, a través de la que suministra productos de primera necesidad, establecida en su misma casa en el Municipio de San Juan Opico del Departamento de La Libertad. Ella trabaja de lleno en su tienda para poder atender a sus clientes cuando necesiten de sus productos como: golosinas, pan dulce, azúcar, macarrones, aceite, juguetes, bebidas, productos de limpieza, entre otros. Depende mucho de su negocio y tiene muchas aspiraciones con las ventas que realiza. Por lo que ha decidido solicitar este crédito para invertirlo en su tienda y poder comprar mayor variedad de productos e innovar su negocio como: cereales, aceite, papel, leche, café, golosinas, y de mas productos que le permitan mejorar su servicio. Ya que como toda mujer emprendedora sabe que debe estar al día con las demandas del mercado. Con esto espera poder obtener los recursos necesarios para vivir en mejores condiciones junto con 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
  • 720
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Rosa América to buy cereal, oil, paper, milk, coffee, and a variety of candy.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2011