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Maria Elena
María, who is 56 years old, lives at home with her family. She is a very hardworking, responsible, and honest person.

She owns a business where she sells tamales and pupusas (handmade corn tortillas stuffed with various fillings). She has had the business for many years. Her friendliness and good prices have attracted many customers.

She requests this loan to invest in the purchase of products like corn, beans, fresh cheese, fried pork rinds, etc. and, in this way, to increase her sales and earnings from her business and give her family a better quality of life.
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Doña María de 56 años de edad reside en casa propia con su familia, es una persona muy trabajadora, responsable y honesta posee un negocio de venta de tamales y pupusas, ya son varios los años de tener el negocio, por su amabilidad y buenos precios ha sabido ganarse su clientela, ahora ella solicita un crédito para invertirlo en la compra de productos como: maíz, frijol, quesillo, chicharrón, etc. y así aumentar sus ventas y sus ganancias en su negocio y darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia.

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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
  • 706
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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 Elena to buy corn, beans, fresh cheese, fried pork rinds, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014