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Marilena is 56 years old. She lives in her own home with her husband. She has a small business where she has sold snacks and foods such as meat pastries, fried yucca, pupusas, etc. for 30 years. With what she obtains from her business she is able to pay some household expenses. Marilena is asking for a loan to buy ingredients to make the foods such as: yucca, corn, meat, vegetables, beans, pork cracklings, etc. to be able to continue with her business which has generated good earnings for her. This way, she can have a better quality of life with her husband.
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Marilena de 56 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposo, ella posee un pequeño negocio donde vende golosinas y antojitos como pastelitos de carne, yuca frita, pupusas, etc. desde hace 30 años con lo que obtiene de su negocio logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Marilena está solicitando un crédito para la compra de ingredientes para preparar los antojitos como: yuca, maíz, carne, verdura, frijoles, chicharrón, etc. para poder seguir con su negocio que le ha generado buenas ganancias, y así pueda tener una mejor calidad de vida junto a su esposo.

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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
  • 608
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,015,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Marilena to buy yucca, corn, meat, vegetables, beans, pork cracklings, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015