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Norma Yanira
Norma Yanira R. D. P. is 35 years old, and lives in Santiago Nonualco in the department of La Paz. She lives with her husband and their two children, who are 16 and 14 years old. Norma markets cashews, which she prepares herself, on the streets of Santiago Nonualco. She has been in this business for 16 years now, which she decided to initiate thanks to the advice of her sister who recommended it to her in order to improve her family economic situation.

Norma buys the cashews and prepares them in a handmaD. manner and then places them in a small bag so that she can sell them in exact measures. Her children contribute to the process of preparing the cashews. Norma is requesting a loan which she will use for the necessary capital in order to be able to increase the quantity of raw cashews and therefore count on more products to sell. She appreciates her business a lot since it has been through this that she has been able to give her children schooling and clothing.

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Norma Yanira R. D. P. D. 35 años D. edad, vive en Santiago Nonualco en el departamento D. La Paz. Vive junto a su esposo y sus dos hijos D. 16 y 14 años D. edad. Norma comercializa por las calles D. Santiago Nonualco semillas D. marañon, las cuales son preparadas por ella misma. Ya cuenta con 16 años D. tener dicho negocio, en el cual decidió iniciarse gracias a los consejos D. su hermana la cual se lo recomendó con el fin D. poder mejorar la economía familiar. Norma compra las semillas y las prepara D. manera artesanal y luego las coloca en una bolsa pequeña D. manera que pueda vender las medidas exactas, sus hijos colaboran con el proceso D. preparación D. semilla. Norma solicita un préstamo a través del cual cuente con el capital necesario para poder incrementar la cantidad D. semilla cruda y así contar con más productos para su venta. Ella aprecia mucho su negocio ya que ha sido a través D. este como han podido brindarles estudios y ropa a sus hijos.

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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
  • 510
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Norma Yanira to buy raw cashews.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010