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Maria, 40, lives with her husband and 5 children. She has worked very hard in order to support them. Maria is a very hardworking woman who has struggled a lot to provide her children with everything they need. For many years, she has been working making tortillas. She works from her home, which is very beneficial for her. Tortillas are a food the the Salvadorans consume daily, and for this reason her business is very profitable. She is able to generate very good earnings from the business.

Maria is requesting a loan to buy a large quantity of cornflour to make more tortillas. She also wants to buy a special kind of griddle used to make tortillas. Maria is filled with enthusiasm, because through this loan that she is requesting from INTEGRAL, she hopes to improve her earnings.
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María de 40 años de edad, junto a su esposo y cinco hijos, por los cuales ha trabajado muy duro por sacarlos adelante. María es una mujer muy trabajador, la cual ha luchado mucho por brindarles todo lo necesario a sus hijos, desde hace muchos años atrás que ella se ha dedicado a trabajar haciendo tortillas, puesto el cual esta ubicado en su casa lo cual es de mucho beneficio. Las tortillas son un alimento que los salvadoreños consumen diariamente, razón por la que es un negocio muy rentable, en el cual se puede generar muy buenas ganancias. María solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda comprar mayor cantidad de masa para elaborar más tortillas, así mismo desea poder comprar una plancha, nombre que se le da a las cocinas especiales para hacer tortillas. Esto llena de mucha ilusión a María ya que a través del crédito solicitado a INTEGRAL ella espera mejorar sus ganancias.

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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
  • 642
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,178,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Maria to purchase kitchen supplies to make tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014