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Petronila H. D. R. is 49. She lives in Verapaz with her husband, a driver for a transportation association; her daughter; and three grandchildren.

Petronila sells vegetables, fruit, bread, and “pupusas” (a stuffed thick tortilla like El Salvadorian dish). Her daughter helps her with the business, and together they work arduously.

Petronila is asking for a loan to be able to buy corn and beans for the pupusas, because that is what she sells the most.
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Petronila H. D. R. D. 49 años D. edad resiD. en Verapaz junto a su esposo el cual se dedica a trabajar como motorista del transporte colectivo y junto a su hija y tres nietos. La señora Petronila posee una venta D. verduras, frutas, pan y pupusas. Su hija se encarga D. ayudarle en el negocio y juntas trabajan arduamente. La señora Petronila solicita un préstamo para poder comprar maíz y frijoles para las pupusas, ya que estas son las que más se venden en su negocio.

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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
  • 583
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,727,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Petronila buy corn and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010