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Francisca Sarbelia
Francisca Sarbelia, age 60, lives in her own house with her 61 year old husband, Miguel, and their two grandchildren. Francisca has a modest business in a metal galley at her house where she sells tortillas.

She is an enterprising woman. For a long time she has been working very hard in order to help a bit with the household expenses. She works with her husband in order to get their grandchildren, who mean everything to her, ahead. She has good customers, and every day the demand for her delicious and wholesome tortillas increases.

This has motivated Francisca to request a loan from INTEGRAL. She will use this loan to buy the main raw materials like corn, water, propane gas, and flour, etc. With this investment she is confident in expecting that she will get greater income. This income will allow her to continue helping her family, and she will be able to give them a better quality of life.
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Francisca Sarbelia D. 60 años D. edad, habita en casa propia con su esposo Miguel D. 61 años y sus dos nietos. Francisca tiene un negocio humilD. instalado en una galera D. lamina en el cual venD. tortillas, ubicado en su hogar D. residencia. Ella es una mujer emprendedora y desD. mucho tiempo trabaja duramente para colaborar un poco con los gastos del hogar y sacar junto a su esposo adelante a sus nietos que son todo para ella. Cuenta con buena clientela y cada día la demanda D. sus ricas e higiénicas tortillas aumenta. Esto ha motivado a Francisca a solicitar a INTEGRAL este crédito que le permita invertir en las principales materias primas como: Maíz, agua, gas propano, harina etc. Con esta inversión espera y confía que obtendrá mayores ingresos que le permitirán seguir ayudando a su familia y podrá brindarles una mejor calidad D. 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
  • 471
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,326,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Francisca Sarbelia to buy corn, water, propane gas, and flour, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012