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Reina Isabel
Reina Isabel, 59, lives with her two daughters who help out with the business, and she also has two grandchildren. Reina has had a tortilla production business for 10 years. She has worked hard for the welfare of her children - she is a very dedicated mother with a great desire to succeed.

Reina applied for a loan in order to buy corn for making tortillas. She has a very good customer base and she wants to be able serve even more customers. She often runs out of corn which has meant that she is unable to serve more people, which is why she is applying for this loan - so that she can buy more raw ingredients in order to increase sales and earnings. Reina's desire is to keep her business going, so that she can continue working. She is greatly helped by being able to work from her home.
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Reina Isabel de 59 años de edad, vive junto a dos hijas quienes le ayudan con el negocio y así mismo con dos nietos. Reina posee una tortillería desde hace 10 años, en el cual ha trabajado arduamente por el bienestar de sus hijas, ya que Reina es una madre muy dedicada a su hogar y que cuenta con enormes deseos de salir adelante. Ella solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda compra maíz para la elaboración de las tortillas, esto debido a que cuenta con muy buena clientela, y ella desea poder atender a más clientes, puesto que en muchas ocasiones por falta de masa no ha podido atender a más personas, es por ello que solicita el préstamo el cual le permita comprar más materia prima y así vender más y obtener mayores ganancias. El deseo de Reina es el de mantener estable su negocio para poder seguir trabajando de esta manera ya que se le facilita en gran manera por estar en su casa de habitación.

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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
  • 714
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Reina Isabel to buy corn and propane gas to help with her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 18, 2012
Sep 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013