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This borrower lives in her mother's house with her husband and her 2 daughters. She's had a business selling pupusas (traditional dish made from thick corn tortillas) and hamburgers for a number of years. Her business is located near her house. With the earnings she makes from her sales, she manages to cover some of the household expenses.

This borrower is requesting a loan to buy supplies that she needs for her business, such as: corn, pork rinds, beans, cheese, meat, hamburger buns, mayonnaise, mustard, etc. This way she can make her pupusas and hamburgers and thereby obtain better earnings so that she can provide for her family's needs.
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La clienta vive en casa de su madre con su esposo y dos hijas, tiene un negocio de venta de pupusas y hamburguesas desde hace varios años su negocio lo tiene ubicado cerca de su lugar de residencia, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra cubrir algunos gastos que tiene en su hogar, La clienta solicita un crédito para poder comprar todo lo necesario como: maíz, chicharrón, frijoles, quesillo, carne, pan para hamburguesa, mayonesa, mostaza, etc. para elaborar las pupusas y hamburguesas y asi obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia lo que necesita.

Additional Information

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
  • 888
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,305,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped this borrower to buy corn, pork rinds, beans, cheese, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014