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Pilar is 49 years old, is a single mother and has two children for who she has struggled to get ahead and give them the best. She works in her own business that is dedicated to prepare breakfasts and lunches, which she sells in the dining room located at her home. This is a very good area because there are a lot of factories and small businesses, so she has regular customers from Monday to Friday who eat her food.

Pilar is very responsible, clean, and dedicated to do the best in her job. Pilar is applying for a loan so she can buy raw materials such as meat, vegetables, grains, pots, spoons, plates, and others to provide more variety of food and therefore improve her service. She expects to increase sales.
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Pilar de 49 años de edad, es madre soltera de dos hijos por quienes ha luchado por salir adelante y brindarles lo mejor. Ella trabaja en su propio negocio en el que se dedica a la elaboración de desayunos y almuerzos, los cuales comercializa en su casa donde esta ubicado el comedor, esta es una zona muy buena debido a que existen fábricas y pequeños negocios, por lo que cuenta con clientes fijos que de lunes a viernes consumen sus alimentos. Pilar es muy responsable, aseada y dedicada a realizar lo mejor posible su trabajo. Pilar solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar toda la materia prima como: carnes, verduras, granos básicos, ollas, cucharas, platos y otros más lo que le facilite brindar más variedad de alimentos y así un mejor servicios, con lo que espera aumentar sus ventas.

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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
  • 514
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,416,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Pilar to purchase meats, vegetables and grains to elaborate food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013