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The client lives in her own house with her mother and a sister. She has a business selling ‘pupusas’ [filled, grilled corn cakes]; she’s had it for several years and works Monday to Sunday in the evenings. She works in a daycare center during the morning and is known in the area for being very hardworking and responsible with her obligations.

She’s asking for a loan to buy corn, pork, beans and other things she needs to make pupusas in order to earn higher profits and have better economic stability with her family.
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La clienta vive en casa propia con su mamá y una hermana, tiene un negocio de venta de pupusas desde hace varios años trabaja de lunes a domingo por las tardes y por las mañanas trabaja en una guardería, es conocida en la zona como una persona trabajadora y responsable con sus obligaciones, la clienta esta solicitando un credito para la compra de maiz, chicharron, frijoles, y otras cosas que utiliza para la elaboracion de la pupusas y poder obtener mejores ganancias para tener una mejor estabilidad económica con su familia.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of a pilot project Apoyo Integral is launching in conjunction with several local NGOs to support at-risk youth and their families with funding from Kiva. This loan product is tailored to young people who find themselves in high-risk situations because they are located in areas affected by extreme violence. Loans are combined with vocational, technical, and financial training to help these young people develop business ideas that will help them generate income, reintegrate into society, and support their dreams of being productive and contributing members of society.   

Due to potential safety risks facing these youth, some of the loans are being disbursed to their parents in order to protect their identities. For the same reason, the faces of some Apoyo Integral borrowers may be blurred in photos. Apoyo Integral appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to provide much-needed support to at-risk Salvadoran youth.

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
  • 762
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,004,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped this borrower to buy corn, beans, pork, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015