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Tomasa De Jesús
Tomasa de Jesús lives alone in her own house. She is a very enterprising woman, who is dedicated in her work. She has worked all her life to earn her daily bread. Tomasa makes and sells delicious tortillas in her home.

Thanks to her charm and friendliness, she has managed to win the trust of all her neighbors, who frequently ask for her delicious tortillas. For Tomasa, the most important thing is for her customers to be satisfied with her product, so every day she gets up very early in order to have the delicious tortillas when the customers ask for them. She is a woman with many business ideas, and little by little she has been putting them into practice.

Her dream is to supply more people in her neighborhood, so that her sales increase along with her income. This is why she has decided to apply to Integral for this loan, in order to invest in her tortilla-making business. She will use it to buy the necessary raw materials: corn, water, lime, propane gas, firewood etc. In this way, she can fulfill her dream of improving her level of income, and consequently her quality of life.
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Tomasa de Jesús, vive sola en casa propia. Ella es una mujer muy dedicada y emprendedora en su trabajo. Ha trabajado toda su vida para ganarse el pan de cada día. Tomasa se dedica a la elaboración y venta de ricas tortillas en su hogar de habitación. Gracias a su carisma y amabilidad ha logrado ganarse la confianza de todos sus vecinos los cuales con mucha frecuencia solicitan sus deliciosas tortillas. Para Tomasa lo más importante es que sus clientes estén satisfechos con su producto por lo que cada día se levanta muy temprano para tener las ricas tortillas cuando los clientes las soliciten. Es una mujer con muchas ideas de negocio y poco a poco las va poniendo en marcha. Su sueño es abastecer a más personas de su vecindario de tal manera que sus ventas se vean aumentadas al igual que sus ingresos. Es por esta razón que ha decidido solicitar este crédito a INTEGRAL para invertir en su tortillería en la compra de la materia prima necesaria (maíz, agua, cal, gas propano, leña, etc.). De tal manera que pueda cumplir su sueño de poder mejorar su nivel de ingresos y por consecuencia su 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 599
    View loans »
    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $21,986,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Tomasa De Jesús to buy raw materials: corn, water, lime, propane gas, firewood etc., for making tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 13, 2011
Listed
Oct 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012