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Sonia Guadalupe
Sonia Guadalupe, 43, lives in her own house with her husband and children. She’s a tamales and meat and vegetable stuffed fried turnovers merchant. Her business is located at home which is located on one of the main streets where she lives. Sometimes she also sells at the local market.

She works very hard to contribute a little to household economy because what her husband earns is insufficient to cover the main needs which every day are larger. Her advantage is that many people prefer her because she’s a charismatic, hygienic, very responsible woman. She’s succeeded in winning over the trust of many people in her zone.

She’s decided to invest in her business because she wants to meet greater market demand so that she can improve sales and income levels. This led her to come by INTEGRAL to request this loan to buy raw materials needed (corn, chicken, vegetables, salt, etc.) to make the delicious tamales and turnovers that people are interested in buying more every day.

She is a woman with goals and is very optimistic that through this decision she will reach what she so desires: to improve her and her family’s quality of life.
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Sonia Guadalupe de 43 años de edad, habita en casa de su propiedad junto con su esposo e hijos. Ella se dedica al comercio de tamales y pastelitos fritos rellenos de carne y verdura. Su negocio está ubicado en su hogar de habitación el cual está en una de las calles principales donde ella habita. Además algunas veces realiza la venta en el mercado municipal de la zona donde ella habita. Trabaja muy duro para poder contribuir un poco con la economía del hogar ya que lo que su esposo gana no alcanza a cubrir las principales necesidades que cada día son mayores. Tiene la ventaja que muchas personas la prefieren por ser una mujer carismática, higiénica y muy responsable. Ha sabido ganarse la confianza de muchas personas en la zona. Ha tomado la decisión de invertir en su negocio ya que quiere cubrir una mayor demanda de mercado para que de esta forma pueda mejorar sus ventas y niveles de ingresos. Esto la llevo a presentarse a INTEGRAL para solicitar este crédito para invertir en la materia prima necesaria (maíz, pollo, verduras, sal, etc.) para la producción de los ricos tamales y pastelitos que cada día son más las personas interesadas en comprar. Es una mujer de metas y tiene mucho optimismo que con esta decisión logrará lo que tanto desea: mejorar su calidad de vida y la de 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 453
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,241,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sonia Guadalupe para comprar: maíz, pollo, verduras, sal, etc. to buy corn, chicken, vegetables, salt, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013