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Irma Graciela
Irma Graciela C. R. lives with her two children in the San Emigdio area in the Cuscatlán department. She has a business in her home. She sells pupusas [stuffed tortillas] at night, and during the day sells personal care products for the skin, face, and hands. Her customers prefer the quality and rich taste of her pupusas. She also has many customers who purchase the other products she offers. She offers good prices, and she is known to be very helpful and always greets her customers with a smile on her face.

Her desire to succeed motivated her to ask for a loan from INTEGRAL, which will allow her to purchase ingredients to make pupusas like cheese, beans, and flour, as well as personal care products like creams and perfumes. Irma is very dedicated to her work because it supports her family, and she has faith that her hard work will give her family a better quality of life in the future.
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Irma Graciela C. R. vive con sus dos hijos en la zona de San Emigdio en el departamento de Cuscatlán. Ella tiene un negocio en su misma casa, vende pupusas por las noches y en el día se dedica a vender productos para el cuidado personal de la piel, rostro y manos, sus clientes la prefieren por la calidad y el rico sabor de sus pupusas; también tiene mucha clientela que le compra los otros productos que ofrece pues se los da a un buen precio, además ella se caracteriza por ser muy servicial siempre recibe a sus clientes con una sonrisa en el rostro, sus ganas de salir adelante la motivaron a solicitarle a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar material para las pupusas como queso, frijoles, harina, y productos para el cuidado personal como cremas, perfumes entre otros. Irma es muy entregada a su trabajo pues con el lleva el sustento a su hogar, y tiene fe que con su labor en un futuro le dará a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 781
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,698,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Irma Graciela to purchase cheese, beans, flour, creams, and perfumes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 9, 2011
Listed
Apr 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011