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Maria Esperanza
María, 58, has been working selling pupusas [grilled, filled corn cakes] at home for the last five years; she sells during the morning and at night has many customers because she’s very kind and sells the pupusas at a good price. She lives with her husband, son and a grandson. With the profits she earns she helps her husband and her son. They’ve managed to handle household expenses.

María wants to improve her business but does not have sufficient capital to do so which is why she’s asking for a loan to be able to buy what she needs like corn, beans, fried pork, string cheese and everything else needed to make pupusas so that she can stay in business and always keep her customers satisfied thus being able to earn higher profits that will help with any household expenses that might arise.
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Doña Maria de 58 años de edad se dedica a vender pupusas en su lugar de residencia desde hace 5 años, vende por las mañanas y por las noches tiene mucha clientela ya que es muy amable y vende sus pupusas a un buen precio, vive con su esposo, su hijo y un nieto, con las ganancias que obtiene y con la ayuda de su esposo y su hijo han logrado salir adelante en los gastos del hogar, Doña Maria quiere mejorar su negocio pero no cuenta con capital suficiente para poder hacerlo por eso solicita un credito que le permita comprar lo necesario como: maiz, frijoles, chicharron, quesillo, y todo lo que se ocupa para la elaboracion de las pupusas para poder seguir trabajando y tener satisfechos siempre a sus clientes y asi pueda tener mejores ganancias que le ayudaran en los gastos que se le presentan en su hogar.

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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
  • 711
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,098,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Maria Esperanza to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014