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Maria Magdalena
María Magdalena lives with her life partner and her mother in their own home. She sells different varieties of pupusas filed with meat and bean and cheese, plain cheese and bean and cheese, etc. She has been doing this for several years and it has been a very worthwhile experience as it has allowed her to make the best pupusas and earn a good living. She sells from a very good location. She has a large clientele because people know that everything she makes is high quality. She also offers affordable prices as well as the best service. María is active and committed to her job. What she wants most in life is to get ahead and excel. For this reason she is very dedicated to her work because she knows that this is how she will achieve success. In the last few weeks her sales have increased so she decided to increase her production, however, she needs capital to invest in supplies since she buys everything with cash. She is requesting a loan through INTEGRAL to buy corn, cheese, chicharrón [fried pork rinds], vegetables, etc. María Magdalena has good payment references and is very responsible. She is grateful for the support and is committed to paying off the loan while also giving her family a better life.
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María Magdalena junto a su compañero de vida y su madre en casa propia; ella se dedica a la venta de pupusas en variedad, revueltas, de queso, frijol con queso entre otras tiene varios años con el negocio y se ha hecho de experiencia muy valiosa que le permite elaborar las mejores pupusas y asi obtener as mejores ganancias, comercia desde el lugar que califico como muy buena para su actividad laboral, tiene mucha clientela pues las personas saben que todo lo que se prepara es de primera calidad y a precios accesibles además con el mejor servicio; María es una mujer activa, comprometida a su labor, lo que más desea en su vida es salir adelante y superarse, por eso trabaja con mucha dedicación sabe que así alcanzara el éxito; en las ultimas semanas aumentaron las ventas, es así como decidió aumentar la producción pero necesita de capital que le permita invertir en insumos ya que todas sus compras son al contado y le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar maíz, quesillo, chicharrón, verduras, etc. María Magdalena tiene buenas referencias de pago, es muy responsable y agradece el apoyo, asegura que saldara la deuda y a la vez le dará a su familia una vida 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
  • 852
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Magdalena corn, beans, cheese, chicharrón, vegetables, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014