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Bertila lives in her own home with her five children. She has had a small mill for several years. She has a large, established customer base. They are kind, attentive, and have a good payment moral. Thanks to her workers, she has been able to pay her family expenses. Bertila is requesting a loan to improve her business by buying tools, blades, belts, disks, and other items to improve her mill, increase her income, and improve her quality of life.
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Doña Bertila vive en casa propia junto a sus 5 hijos y su esposo, ella posee un molino desde hace varios años, es una persona con mucha clientela establecida, amable, atenta, y con buena moral de pago, gracias a sus labores ha logrado solventar muchos de sus gastos familiares. Doña Bertila solicita un crédito para mejorar su negocio en la compra de más herramientas, cuchillas, fajas, discos, etc. para mejora su molino, incrementar sus ingresos y mejorar su calidad de vida.

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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
  • 630
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,078,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Bertila to buy more tools, blades, belts, disks, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014