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Lucia Del Rosario
22-year-old Lucia lives with her husband and two young children while also living with her mother, stepfather, and siblings in the same house. Lucia makes a living making corn tamales that she sells from Monday to Friday throughout different commercial areas, which offers acceptable earnings that are fundamental to sustaining the home. Her mother helps with the business by splitting up the areas in which they sell.

Lucia asks for a loan from INTEGRAL through which she can buy a larger quantity of corn, and also buy an industrial stove and basin for making more tamales. She is a responsible mother and wife who desires to provide all the help that is needed to her life partner in order to have a better life.
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Lucia de 22 años de edad, vive junto a su esposo y dos hijos menores de edad, así mismo vive junto a su madre, su padrastro y hermanos en la misma casa. Lucia se dedica a la elaboración de tamales de elote, los cuales vende de lunes a viernes por diferentes zonas comerciales, brindándole ganancias aceptables que son fundamentales para el sostenimiento del hogar, su madre le ayuda con el negocio dividiéndose las zonas en que los venden. Lucia solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de elotes, así mismo para comprar una cocina industrial y hoyas para hacer más tamales. Ella es una madre responsable y una esposa que desea brindarle toda la ayuda necesaria a su compañero de vida para contar con una mejor vida.

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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
  • 728
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,314,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Lucia Del Rosario to buy corn for making and selling tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014