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Gloria Aracely
Gloria, age 59, lives with her husband and a daughter who works to cover her personal expenses.

Gloria works very hard at her own business of making “pupusas”. She also sells hot and cold beverages and breakfast foods. Gloria has been in business for 20 years. Throughout this time, she has tried to do her best in managing her business. As a result, she has many established customers who eat her dishes every day.

Gloria is requesting a loan so that she can buy corn, rice flour, cheese, pork skins, and other essential supplies for making “pupusas”. As a result, Gloria will be able to improve her earnings and live better.

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Gloria de 59 años de edad, vive junto a su esposo y una hija que trabaja para suplir sus gastos personales. Gloria trabaja muy duro en su propio negocio en el que se dedica a la elaboración de pupusas, así comercializa bebidas frías y calientes y desayunos, Gloria posee su negocio desde hace 20 años, tiempo durante el cual ha tratado de hacer lo mejor posible su actividad permitiéndole contar con muchos clientes fijos quienes a diario consumen sus productos. Ella solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar maíz, harina de arroz, queso, chicharrón y otros materiales primordiales para elaborar las pupusas, con esto Gloria ansía mejorar sus ganancias y así vivir 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
  • 361
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,233,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Gloria Aracely to buy ingredients and supplies for making "pupusas".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013