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Celia Esperanza
Celia, 55, lives in her own house with her family; she’s worked making and selling tamales and corn ‘atol’ [corn-based beverage] outside her house for years. She has much demand especially on weekends which is when her foods are sold the most.

Celia’s asking for a loan to buy corn on the cob and sugar at wholesale to continue making her foods and earn higher profits to give her family better economic stability.
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Doña Celia de 55 años de edad vive en casa propia con su familia ella se dedica a la elaboración y venta de tamales y atol de elote desde hace varios años vende en las afueras de su casa tiene mucha demanda especialmente los fines de semana pues cuando mas se vende sus alimentos, doña Celia esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar elotes y azúcar por mayor para poder seguir elaborando sus alimentos y asi obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 713
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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 $350 helped Celia Esperanza to buy corn on the cob and sugar at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014