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Yanira Del Carmen
Yanira, 45 years old, lives with her husband who works as a mason. In order to be able to help with the household expenses, Yanira works making soup Thursdays through Sundays. The soup is a typical dish of the country that is made of cow feet, vegetables, spices and other ingredients, and because of its delicious flavor it is in great demand and sold at a good price because not everyone can make it.

To be able to improve her income Yanira is asking for a loan from Integral, so she can buy amounts of prime materials at wholesale which is a lot, which will improve her business and earn higher earnings and she wants to buy beverages to sell with her soup, which will offer a better presentation and will increase her income.
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Yanira de 45 años de edad, vive junto a su esposo quien trabaja como albañil, para poder ayudar con los gastos del hogar, Yanira se dedica a la elaboración de sopa de para los días jueves y fines de semana, esta sopa es un platillo típico del país que esta elaborada de pata de res, verduras, especias y otros ingredientes más, y debido a su delicioso sabor es muy solicitada y vendida a buen precio ya que no todas las personas la pueden elaborar. Para poder mejorar sus ganancias Yanira solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, y así poder comprar mayor cantidad de materia prima la cual es mucha, y así mismo para mejorar su negocio y percibir mayores ganancias ella desea comprar bebidas para comercializar junto a la sopa, lo que le dará un mejor detalle y aumentara sus ingresos.

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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
  • 526
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,744,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yanira Del Carmen to buy vegetables in order to make a typical soup of El Salvador which she sells from Thursdays through Sundays.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013