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Ana Maria
Ana lives with her husband, who is a builder, and their three children, all of whom are studying. Ana works very hard making tortillas and typical dishes such as empanadas (a meat filled pastry), fried yucca, enchiladas and other items. Through this work Ana can help her husband and so they have more stability. Ana has been doing this work for twelve years and so she is very well established in the area and has a lot of regular customers. Ana is applying to Integral to improve the stability of her business by buying firewood, corn and lime to make more tortillas, and also fruit and vegetables, milk and other ingredients to make other typical dishes that she sells every day. Ana is a very responsible and moral person. These are very positive characteristics for someone who is putting in the effort day after day to become better.
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vive junto a su esposo quien trabaja como albañil y junto a sus tres hijos quienes se dedican a estudiar. Ana trabaja muy duro elaborando tortillas y platillos típicos como empanadas, yuca frita, enchiladas y otras, con esto Ana pueda brindarle ayuda a su esposo lo que les ayuda a contar con una estabilidad mejor. Ana trabaja de esta manera desde hace 12 años por lo que está muy posicionada en la zona contando con una gran cantidad de clientes fijos. Ana solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, y así mejorar la estabilidad de su negocio comprando leña, maíz, y cal para elaborar más tortillas y así mismo verduras, frutas, leches y otros ingredientes más para elaborar más platillos típicos que vende día con día. Ana es una persona muy responsable y con buena moral, características muy positivas para una persona que se esfuerza para ser mejor día con día.

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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
  • 732
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,251,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Ana Maria to buy the raw materials for making and selling foods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014