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Rafaela, 54, lives with her children in her own house. She runs a food stall where she sells pupusas (stuffed tortillas), scrambled eggs, with cheese, pork rind, etc. Her cooking is delicious and she has been able to attract many customers who like her food which is made with top quality ingredients, cooked in a clean environment and sold at low prices. Rafaela is known for her extraordinary kindesss. She is a hard worker and very dedicated to her household and job.

She has a gift for cooking and takes full advantage of it. The demand for her food increases every day because customers are very satisfied. She wants to increase pupusa production but does not have sufficient capital to do so. Therefore, she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL to buy corn, cheese, beans, pork rind, vegetables, etc. Rafaela has a good credit record and is grateful for the loan and committed to paying it back on time. At the same time, she wants to give her family a fulfilling lifestyle.
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Rafaela de cincuenta y cuatro años de edad vive junto a sus hijos en casa propia, ella posee una venta de pupusas revueltas, de queso, chicharrón, entre otras, todo lo elabora exquisito, por eso se ha hecho de mucha clientela además la prefieren porque saben que todo está realizado con material de primera calidad, higiénico y lo vende a precios accesibles además Rafaela se caracteriza por su enorme amabilidad; es una mujer trabajadora, muy entregada a su hogar y a su labor, tiene un excelente don en la cocina y lo está aprovechando al máximo, cada día aumenta más la demanda porque los clientes están satisfechos, quiere aumentar la producción de pupusas pero no posee del suficiente capital para hacerlo por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar maíz, queso, frijoles, chicharrón, verduras, etc. Rafaela tiene buenas referencias de pago y esta contenta con la ayuda es por eso asegura que se responsabilizara a cancelar todo el financiamiento y al mismo tiempo hará lo posible para que su familia tenga una vida plena.

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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
  • 724
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,126,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Rafaela to buy corn, cheese, beans, pork rind and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014