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Lucia C. P., 35, lives in San Salvador department. She is a single mother of four, minor children, who are all in school. Lucia works seven days a week in her eatery where she sells breakfasts and lunches; in the evening she sells pupusas (maize dumpling). Her location is quite good because it has a lot of employees and students that pass by. Lucia is asking for funding to buy an oven because the one she currently uses is not hers and she must pay a monthly rental for its use so she would like to have her own. Lucia works every day to insure her children's well-being and makes an effort to provide them with the best since they are the motivating force for Lucia's daily efforts to improve her family's quality of life.
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Lucia C. P. de 35 años de edad, reside en el departamento de San Salvador. Ella es madre soltera de cuatro hijos, todos menores de edad, los cuales se dedican a estudiar. Lucia es una mujer la cual trabaja de lunes a domingo en su propio negocio en el cual elabora y vende desayunos y almuerzos, y en las noches hace pupusas. Su ubicación es bastante buena ya que en el lugar en el que se encuentra transitas muchos empleados y estudiantes. Lucia solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar un horno, esto debido a que el que tiene en la actualidad no es de ella, y debe pagar mensual por su uso, es por ello que Lucia desea contar con uno propio. Lucia vela a diario por el bienestar de sus hijos y se esfuerza mucho por poder brindarles todo lo mejor, ya que son ellos el motor que hace que Lucia se esfuerce a diario por un mejor estilo de vida para ella y su familia.

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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
  • 529
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Lucia to buy an oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2009
Jan 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011