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Adela is 50 years old and lives with her children in a home of her own. She has a pupusa shop (pupusas are thick stuffed tortillas) where she sells many stuffed with cheese, beans and cheese, shrimp, and crab, among other things. Lately the demand has increased, since her typical dish is delicious, made with first class ingredients, and sold at a good price. Besides, the service is excellent.

Adela is an active, enterprising lady, always ready to work hard to reach her goals. She believes that one must see oneself as a winner in order to act as one. This brought her to request a loan through INTEGRAL, so that she could buy dried corn, cheese, pork rinds, beans, vegetables, etc. Adela has hopes that she will be able to obtain a better life for her family little by little.
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Adela de cincuenta años de edad vive junto a sus hijos en casa propia, ella posee una pupusería en donde vende en gran variedad, revueltas, queso, frijol con queso, de camaron, cangrejo, entre otros. Últimamente ha aumentado su demanda pues su platillo típico es exquisito, preparado con material de primera calidad y a precio accesible, además el servicio es excelente; Adela es una mujer activa, emprendedora siempre dispuesta a trabajar duro para lograr sus objetivos, piensa que hay que verse como ganador para poder actuar como uno, es así como se decidió a solicitarle a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar maíz, quesillo, chicharrón, frijoles, verduras etc. Adela tiene la esperanza que poco a poco podrá obtener una mejor vida para 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
  • 704
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Adela to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013