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Margarita Esmeralda
Margarita, age 36, is a very responsible and hard-working mother. She lives only with her little six year old child. Her husband lives in the United States and helps her financially.

Margarita makes pupusas, sandwiches, and other products made from corn like cakes, enchiladas, and others. She sells in an itinerant manner and at her house.

She is requesting a loan from Integral to be able to buy a small cart that has a small cooker included in order to make the sandwiches and sell her products right there. By doing so she will be able to move around more easily, and she will be able to make part of her dishes at the time she is selling them.
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Margarita de 36 años de edad, es una madre muy responsable y trabajadora, quien vive única mente junto a su pequeño hijo de seis años de edad, su esposo vive en Los Estados Unidos y le ayuda económicamente. Margarita se dedica a la elaboración de pupusas, tortas mejicanas y otros productos elaborados a base de maíz como: pasteles, enchiladas y otros más. Ella realiza sus ventas de forma ambulante y en su casa de habitación y solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL para poder comprar un carretón que tiene una pequeña cocina incluida para elaborar las tortas mejicanas y así mismo vender los otros productos. Con esto ella podrá movilizarse de una forma más fácil y así mismo podrá elaborar parte de sus platillos en el momento.

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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
  • 558
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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 $1,000 helped Margarita Esmeralda to buy a small cart in order to sell food in an itinerant manner.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012