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52 year old Lidia lives with her partner and their children. She has a business selling tamales and vegetables in the place where she lives. She sells the tastiest tamales in the area. She makes chicken tamales as well as selling fresh tomatoes, onion, chiles, and other vegetables. She has had her little business for some years and it helps with the household expenses. Everything she sells is of high quality and at a good price and her customers like her business because they can always find what they need. Lidia is a hardworking woman and humble, but, above all, she is visionary and she wants to be successful. Every day, more people get to know her business and demand has grown. In order to not disappoint her customers, she wants to invest in more stock and for this reason she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL that will enable her to buy chicken, banana leaves for wrapping, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, chiles, onions, etc. Lidia has credit capacity that ensures that she will be able to pay her debt and, at the same time, she is confident that she will be able to achieve economic security for her home.
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Lidia de cincuenta y dos años de edad vive junto a su compañero de vida y sus hijos, ella posee una venta de tamales y verduras en el lugar donde vive, vende los tamales más ricos de la zona, de pollo y de gallina, además vende la verdura fresca tomate, cebolla, chile entre otros; tiene varios años de tener su pequeño negocio y le ayuda con los gastos del hogar, todo lo que comercia es de calidad y a buenos precios los clientes la prefieren porque siempre encuentran lo que necesitan; Lidia es una mujer trabajadora, humilde pero sobre todo muy visionaria quiere salir adelante y triunfar, cada día las personas conocen más de su negocio y ha aumentado la demanda y para no decepcionar a la clientela quiere invertir más por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar pollo, hojas de mata de guineo para emboltura, maíz, papas, tomates, chiles, cebollas etc. Lidia tiene capacidad crediticio por eso asegura que podrá saldar la deuda, y a la vez tiene la confianza que llevará a su hogar seguridad económica.

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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
  • 747
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Lidia to buy chicken, leaves for wrapping tamales, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, chiles, and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2012
Jun 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013