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Rosa Linda
Rosa sells frozen sweets in her house. She lives with her three minor children, who study and work, providing some help to their mother with the household expenses. Rosa sells traditionally-made ice pops of various fruit flavors, as well as sorbets in cones and small cups. The business is stable, and her sales increase on the weekend. She is asking for a loan from Integral for the purpose of being able to buy a greater quantity of "sombrillita" ("little umbrella") ice pops. Ice pops made in the traditional way are known by this name in her country. They are in the greatest demand because they are low cost and there are a variety of flavors. This is what Rosa will do with the loan, and she will also be able to buy a greater quantity of sorbets, which will allow her to improve her sales.
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Rosa se dedica a la comercialización de golosinas heladas en su casa de habitación, ella vive junto a tres hijos menores de edad, quienes estudian y trabajan, brindándole una ayuda a su madre con los gastos del hogar. Rosa vende paletas artesanales de diferentes sabores de frutas, así mismo vende sorbetes en cono y vasitos, el negocio es estable y sus ventas se incrementan los fines de semana. Ella solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, con el fin de poder comprar mayor cantidad de paletas de sombrillita, nombre con el cual se le conoce en el país a las paletas hechas artesanalmente, que son las que más demanda poseen por ser de bajo costo y tener variedad de sabores, lo que Rosa hará con dicho préstamo, así mismo podrá comprar mayor cantidad de sorbetes, lo que le permitirá 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 608
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,169,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Rosa Linda to purchase ice pops and sorbets to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 18, 2013
Listed
Feb 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 25, 2013