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Rosa Amelia
59 year-old Rosa Amelia lives with her life partner and their children in their own home. She has a store in a house in the local school and, in the afternoons, she sells pupusas from her house. She is well known in the area as everything she sells is of a very good quality and she sells at affordable prices. She is a woman with a lot of internal strength for overcoming obstacles, and she gives her clients good service. Rosa is a woman who has a lot of goals that she wants to achieve and she always takes good advantage of opportunities that come her way. Her task is to grow her business and stay ahead of the competition. For this reason, she wants to improve her home where she has her store selling pupusas so that her business will have a better image and better hygiene for her customers. This is why she decided to ask INTEGRAL for a loan to put down a ceramic tile floor. She is sure that this is an important change to better serve her customers and to give her family a better life.
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Rosa Amelia de cincuenta y nueve años de edad vive con su compañero de vida y sus hijos en casa propia, Ella posee una tienda en un chalet dentro del centro escolar de su localidad y en su residencia por las tardes una venta de pupusas, es muy conocida en la zona pues todo lo que comercia es de muy buena calidad y lo vende a precios accesibles, es una mujer con mucha fuerza interior para superar obstaculos, además el servicio es excelente; Rosa es una mujer con muchas metas por alcanzar siempre dispuesta a valorar cada oportunidad que se le presente, su labor es hacer crecer el negocio y mantenerlo adelante de la competencia, por eso quiere mejorar las condiciones de la vivienda en la que posee su pupuseria a fin de tener una mejor imagen del negocio e higiene para la clientela, es así como se decidió a solicitarle a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar material para colocar piso cerámico. Rosa Amelia tiene la determinación que éste es un importante cambio que servirá para mejorar el negocio y poder darle a su familia una vida mejor

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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
  • 552
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Rosa Amelia to buy ceramic floor tiles, cement, and glue.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013