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Isabel, thirty eight years old, lives with her life partner and her son in their home. She sells very high quality dairy products, such as various types of cheeses including: duro viejo (an aged hard cheese), capita, cheese with pepper, cheese with loroco (an edible flower), cream, requesón (like cottage cheese), and special quesillo (soft cheese) used to prepare delicious pupusas (traditional Salvadoran stuffed tortillas). Recently, she has gained many customers. She is well-known in the area because people always find what they need at good prices and with excellent service. Isabel has worked for a long time in this business and it has helped her to maintain her home. She is very dedicated to her work; for her, what is most important is doing everything with faithfulness and love, because it is only from these that great triumphs are achieved. She wants to see her business grow and it is for this reason she requested a loan from INTEGRAL which will allow her to buy cream, cheese, requesón, milk, etc. Isabel has faith that in this way, she will succeed in bringing her household to the financial security that they need and continue collaborating with her husband to sustain the home.
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Isabel D. treinta y ocho años D. edad vive con su compañero D. vida y su hijo en casa propia. Ella posee una venta D. productos lácteos D. muy buena calidad, como quesos en sus varioas presentaciones: duro viejo, capita, con chile, con loroco, crema, requeson, quesillo especial para preparar ricas pupusas, entre otros mas; se ha hecho D. mucha clientela últimamente, es muy conocida en la zona porque las personas siempre encuentran lo que necesitan a buenos precios y con un excelente servicio; Isabel tiene mucho tiempo con este negocio y le ha ayudado a mantener su hogar, ella es muy dedicada a su trabajo para ella lo mas importante es la constancia y el amor con el que se realiza, porque solo así se logran grandes triunfos; quiere ver crecer el negocio por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar crema, queso, requesón, leche entre otros. Isabel tiene fe que así logrará llevar a su hogar la seguridad económica que necesitan y continuar colaborando a su esposo en el sostenimiento del hogar

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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
  • 576
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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 $800 helped Isabel to buy cream, cheese, and milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011