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Ana Julia
Ana Julia is a single mother and lives alongsiD. her children, Wilfredo and Rosa, the first of whom works as a bus conductor and this helps with the home expenses and Rosa, who still being young, only studies. Ana has raised her children for more than ten years through the pure effort of selling corn tamales. Starting early, she leaves to buy tender corn that is necessary for her tamales to taste as her customers like. Upon returning from buying them, she prepares them to bring them to the mill and being ready, at this stage she cooks the dough with butter and seasons them making sure her tamales are ready before 2PM. At that time, she does the rest of the home chores that her house demands. Upon having them ready at 2 in the afternoon, she takes her delicious tamales, carrying them on her head, to sell in the regional market, near where she lives. There Ana is well-known for selling them popularly known as "tamales charitos". Ana now wishes to buy a greater quantity of corn, butter and firewood to make her tamales since during the winter season there are more orders. She hopes that with the loan that INTEGRAL gives her, she can accomplish her ideas and therefore obtain more income which will ultimately benefit her family.
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Ana Julia, es madre soltera y vive junto a sus hijos Wilfredo y Rosa, el primero que trabaja como cobrador D. bus y esto ayuda a la economía del hogar y Rosa quien por ser menor D. edad sólo estudia. Ana ha crecido a sus hijos desD. hace mas D. 10 años a puro esfuerzo D. la venta D. Tamales D. Elote. DesD. muy temprano sale a comprar los elotes tiernos que son necesarios para que su tamal cuente con el gusto que a sus clientes les agrada, al regresar D. comprarlo lo prepara para llevarlo al molino y estando lista esta etapa cocina con mantequilla la masa y la sazona procurando que sus tamales estén listos antes D. las 2 pm, a la vez realiza las demás actividades hogareñas que demanda su casa. Al tenerlos listos a las 2 D. la tarD. lleva sus ricos tamales cargándolos en su cabeza a vender al mercado regional cercano a donD. vive, ahí es muy conocida Ana por vender los pupulararmente conocidos como “tamales charitos”. Ana ahora desea comprar mayor cantidad D. elote, mantequilla y leña para hacer sus tamales dado que entrando a la época D. invierno son mas solicitados, espera que con el crédito que INTEGRAL le otorgue poder realizar sus ideas y esto haga que obtenga mayor cantidad D. ganancias que al final beneficien a 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
  • 731
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,708,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ana Julia to buy a greater quantity of corn, butter and firewood to make her tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012