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Luisa Yasmina
Luisa is 39 years old and lives with her 7-year-old daughter in a rented house. Though her husband doesn't live with them, he sends money to provide for their daughter. Luisa has made a living baking sweet breads like cakes, muffins and other items for the past three years. She sells her products at a market near her home, where she has many regular customers who every afternoon like a piece of bread and a cup of coffee. She is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Apoyo Integral so she can purchase necessary ingredients like flour, lard, baking powder, molds and other items so she can bake a larger amount of bread and thus increase her sales.
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Luisa de 39 años de edad, vive junto a su hija de 7 años de edad, en casa alquilada, a pesar que no vive junto a su esposo, él le brinda ayuda económica para sostener a su hija. Luisa se dedica a la elaboración de pan dulce como: tortas, magdalenas y otros más, ella se dedica a elaborar el pan desde hace 3 años atrás con lo que ha podido salir adelante. Luisa comercializa sus productos en un mercado de su lugar de habitación donde posee muchos clientes fijos quienes cada tarde gustan de una porción de pan acompañado de una taza de café. Luisa solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda contar con los recursos necesarios para invertir en la compra de harina, manteca, polvo de hornear, moldes y otros más con los cuales pueda realizar mayor cantidad de pan y así mejorar sus ventas.

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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
  • 744
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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 $300 helped Luisa Yasmina to purchase flour, lard, baking powder and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013