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Elsa, 53 years old, lives alone. Her children now support themselves and help her financially. She has been working for ten years at making and selling pupusas. Her business is located in the home, and helps her to pay some of the costs of maintaining her home. She is asking for a loan to buy corn, beans,cheese, pork rinds, etc., in order to have a better quality of life.
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Elsa de 53 años de edad vive sola, sus hijos ya son independientes pero le ayudan económicamente, ella tiene 10 años de elaborar y vender pupusas su negocio lo tiene ubicado en su lugar de residencia, con lo que obtiene logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, ella solicita un crédito para la compra de maíz, frijol, queso, chicharrón, etc. para tener una mejor 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
  • 678
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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 $1,000 helped Elsa to buy corn, beans, cheese, pork rinds, etc. for making pupusas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2014
Jul 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2015