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Zonia is 42 years old and lives with her life partner and five children. She has a tortilla business in her home and is very well known in her area. She has a lot of customers because her tortillas are made with good-quality ingredients and sold at a good price. In addition, they are served very quickly and still warm. Zonia is a very active woman who has a great desire to do well and succeed. She believes that you must always remain strong and persevere if you want to be successful and happy at the end of the day and she is ready to do this.

Zonia is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL which will allow her to buy corn wholesale. This will reduce the cost of her ingredients and she will make more profits. Zonia believes that this will enable her to provide her family with everything they need.
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Zonia de cuarenta y dos años de edad vive con su compañero de vida y sus cinco hijos. Ella posee una tortillería en el lugar de su residencia, es muy conocida en la zona y se ha hecho de mucha clientela, pues sus tortillas son preparadas con material de primera calidad y a un buen precio, además son las que se entregan más rápido y calientitas; Zonia es una mujer muy activa con muchas ganas de salir adelante y triunfar, piensa que hay que prometerse ser siempre fuertes y constantes, para al final del camino tener éxito y felicidad, está dispuesta a lograrlo es por eso que le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar maíz por mayor a fin de bajar el costo de materia prima y que su ganancia sean mejores. Zonia tiene fe que así podrá darle a su familia una vida plena.

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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
  • 736
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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 $700 helped Zonia to buy corn wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013