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Rubia Antonia
Rubia Antonia, 60, lives in her house with her husband Crisanto, who is 66 years old. Her husband is a farmer who cultivates sugar cane and corn. Meanwhile, Rubia has a store and also a corn mill where she grinds all types of grains. This is her main source of income, since her husband's income from farming comes at the end of every year. Rubia's business is strategically located, since it is in front of the Central Plaza in her town. In addition, hers is the only mill in the area, so she doesn't have any competition. At this time the capacity of the mill is not sufficient to meet all of her demand, so she has seen the need to buy another mill with greater capacity so that she can satisfy all of the demands of her customers. For this reason, she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL to buy a corn mill that has a greater capacity than the one she has. She trusts in God and in her work that in this way she will be able to improve her family's income and consequently their quality of life.
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Rubia Antonia de 60 años de edad, reside en su casa con su esposo Crisanto de 66 años de edad. Su esposo se dedica a la agricultura en el área del cultivo de caña de azúcar y maíz. Mientrás que Rubia posee una tienda y además un molino de nixtamal en el cual muele todo tipo de granos, este es su principal fuente de ingresos ya que los frutos de la agricultura a los que se dedica su esposo se perciben al final de cada año. La ubicación del negocio es muy estratégica ya que se encuentra ubicado frente a la Plaza Central del lugar donde ella reside, además es el único molino que existe en la zona por lo que no posee competencia alguna. Actualmente la capacidad del molino no dá abasto a toda la demanda que tiene y se ha visto en la necesidad de comprar otro con mayor capacidad con que logre cubrirla y tener satisfechos a todos. Esta es la razón por la cual solicita a INTEGRAL este crédito para comprar un molino de nixtamal con mayor capacidad al que ya posee. Confía en Dios y en su trabajo que de esta manera podrá mejorar los ingresos familiares y consecuentemente la calidad de sus vidas

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 684
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,077,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Rubia Antonia to buy a corn mill with greater capacity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2011
Aug 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013