Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Bessie Patricia
Bessie Patricia, 44, lives with her husband and two minor children who attend school. Bessie works making ‘pupusas’ [filled, grilled corncakes] which are a typical dish that’s widely consumed. She also sells traditional sweets. She sells from place to place in various parts of the country. Thanks to this business Bessie’s been able to get ahead with her husband since sales are quite stable.

She’s asking Integral for a loan to buy raw materials like corn, cheese, fried pork and others to make the pupusas and also to buy ‘dulce de atado’ [blocks of brown sugar sold wrapped in corn husks] which is the raw material needed to make the sweets she sells. With all this, Bessie hopes to improve her profits significantly.
View original language description ↓
Bessie Patricia de 44 años de edad, vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos menores de edad que se dedican a estudiar. Bessie trabaja elaborando pupusas, las cuales son un platillo típico que tiene un amplio mercado, así mismo vende dulces típicos, estos productos alimenticios los comercializa de forma ambulante por diferentes lugares del país. Gracias a este negocio es como Bessie a podido salir adelante junto a su esposo ya que las ventas son bastantes estables. Ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL para poder comprar toda la materia prima como: maíz, queso, chicharrones, y otros más para la elaboración de las pupusas, así mismo para comprar dulce de atado que es la materia prima para elaborar los dulces que vende. Con todo esto Bessie espera mejorar sus ganancias significativamente.

Additional Information

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
  • 721
    View loans »
    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 $625 helped Bessie Patricia to buy raw materials to make tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013