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Maria De Los Angeles
Doña Maria, 54 years old, has been making tamales for 19 years in her place of residence. She is a woman who is responsible in her home and hardworking. She lives in her own house with her husband and children.

She is requesting a loan so that she can purchase all she needs to make tamales, such as banana leaves used to wrap them, as seen in the photograph, vegetables, chicken, and corn among other things, and continue selling them because she has many customers. Thus, she will be able to earn more to pay for household expenses and continue, with her husband’s help, to give the best to her family.
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Doña Maria de 54 años de edad se dedica a la elaboracion de tamales desde hace 19 años en su lugar de residencia, es una mujer responsable en su hogar y trabajadora, vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus hijos, ella esta solicitando un credito para poder comprar todo lo necesario para la elaboracion de sus tamales como hoja de huerta que sirve para embolverlos asi como sale en la fotografia, vegetales, pollo, maiz entre otras cosas y asi seguir vendiendolos ya que tiene mucha clientela, y poder tener mejores ganancias para solventar los gastos de su hogar y seguirle dando lo mejor a su familia con la ayuda de su esposo.

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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
  • 696
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria De Los Angeles to purchase products (corn, vegetables, chicken, etc) to make tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014