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Rosa Marina
Rosa makes and sells different types of pupusa such as cheese, crackling, and bean and cheese. She lives with her family, made up of her husband and her two children. Her business is located in a pupusa market that's patronized by a lot of people and where competition is fierce. Rosa has a lot of customers there who eat her food every day, especially on the weekend, because of the delicious flavor of her pupusas.

She's requesting a loan to have the necessary capital to buy large quantities of corn, cheese, cracklings, beans, and other ingredients that are necessary to make the pupusas.

It's important for both Rosa and her family to increase her sales and give her husband the support he needs so that between them they can support their household and their children, who deserve the best.
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Rosa se encarga de elaborar y comercializar pupusas de diferentes tipos como pupusas de queso, chicharrón y frijol con queso. Ella vive junto a su familia, la cual está conformada por su esposo y dos hijos y el negocio está ubicado en un pupusodromo muy visitado por las personas, en donde existe gran competencia. Por el exquisito sabor que poseen las pupusas que Rosa elabora, cuenta con muchos clientes en el lugar, quienes diariamente y sobre todo los fines de semana consumen sus productos. Ella solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda obtener el capital necesario para comprar mayor cantidad de maíz, queso, chicharrón, frijoles y otros ingredientes más los cuales son fundamentales para hacer las pupusas. Tanto para Rosa como para su familia es de mucha importancia el aumentar sus ventas y brindarle el apoyo necesario a su esposo para sostener entre los dos su hogar y sus hijos quienes se merecen lo mejor.

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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
  • 629
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,084,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rosa Marina to buy ingredients to make pupusas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013