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Santos Isidra
Santos is 53 years old and lives in her own house with her family. For some years she has worked producing and selling tamales (a corn-based food) in the area where she lives. With a lot of experience producing tamales, Santos now has a large and loyal customer base that always comes back for her products. She is a hard-working and enterprising woman, with a dream of bringing home an income to her family in order to improve their living conditions. Her husband's income is not enough to cover household costs. Santos needs to invest in buying more materials to make tamales, such as corn, lard, sugar, pots, etc. so as to increase her productivity and, eventually, her income. It is for this reason that she has come to Integral. She is applying for a loan that will help her to buy these materials and to move ever closer to achieving her goals.
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Santos de 53 años de edad, vive en casa propia junto a su grupo familiar, ella se dedica desde ya hace varios años a la elaboración y venta de tamales en la zona que reside. Santos por su gran experiencia en la elaboración de tamales cuenta con una gran y fiel clientela que siempre está a la espera de sus productos. Ella es una mujer trabajadora y emprendedora que tiene como sueño aportar en los ingresos de su familia para mejorar su calidad de vida ya que los de su esposo no alcanzan para satisfacer todas las necesidades de su hogar. Santos necesita invertir en la compra de más materiales para la elaboración de tamales, como son: elotes, manteca, azúcar, Peroles etc. y así incrementar su productividad y por ende sus ingresos, es por eso que se acercó a una agencia de INTEGRAL para solicitar un crédito que le ayude a la compra de los materiales y estar así cada vez más cerca de cumplir sus metas.

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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
  • 377
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,248,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Santos Isidra to buy supplies for making tamales, such as corn, lard, sugar, pots, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 29, 2012
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013