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Pilar, age 49, is a hardworking and enterprising woman. She lives with her 13-year-old adopted daughter, who is the reason behind her drive to succeed. Pilar has a “pupuseria” (an establishment that sells “pupusas”, or stuffed tortillas) that does a great deal of business, especially on the weekends.

She is requesting a loan so that she can buy supplies for making more “pupusas”. Pilar will also buy vegetables for making pickled condiments to serve with the “pupusas”, as well as hot and cold beverages. Everything she does is geared toward improving her income, which enables her to provide a better life for her daughter.

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Pilar de 49 años de edad, es una señora muy trabajadora y emprendedora, vive junto a una hija de adoptiva de 13 años por quien cuenta con mucho deseos de salir adelante. Pilar posee una pupusería en un lugar de mucho comercio, sobretodo los fines de semana. Ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda tener el dinero necesario para la compra de materia prima y así elaborar más pupusas, así también para comprar verduras para elaborar el encurtido el cual es el acompañante de las pupusas y bebidas frías y calientes. Todo esto lo hace con el deseo de mejorar sus ingresos y de esta manera contar con una mejor vida junto a su hija.

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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
  • 762
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,004,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Pilar to buy corn, vegetables, and beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013