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Basilica Lily
Twenty-eight year old Basilica works very hard from Monday to Friday making pupusas, a very typical food from this country which is made from corn or rice dough and a filling of cheese, pork rind and beans. It is quite a stable business, and she has several clients since her pupusa stall is the only one that offers service at night.

Basilica is married and lives with her husband, who works at a bakery. The pupusa stall is very important since it makes a significant contribution to the upkeep of their home. Therefore, it is crucial to be able to improve her sales. This is why she is applying for a loan from INTEGRAL in order to buy wholesale corn, cabbage, cheese, tomatoes, beans and other ingredients. She does this with the desire of securing the raw materials for her business, and thus increase her earnings, which are are of great benefit for her business and economic growth.
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Basilica de 28 años de edad, trabaja muy duro de lunes a domingo elaborando pupusas, las cuales son un alimento muy típico de este país, el cual está hecho a base de masa de maíz o de arroz y se rellena de queso, chicharrón y frijoles, por lo que es un negocio bastante estable, en el cual cuenta con varios clientes debido a que su pupusería es la única que ofrece sus servicios por la noche. Basilica está casada y viv junto si esposo quien trabaja en una panadería. La pupusería es de mucha importancia ya que contribuye en gran manera al sostenimiento de su hogar por lo que es vital poder mejorar sus ventas, es por ello que solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL con el deseo de comprar maíz por mayor, repollo, queso, tomates, frijoles y otros ingredientes más. Esto lo hace con el deseo de contar con la materia prima de su negocio y así obtener mayores ganancias, las cuales sean de mucho beneficio para su crecimiento laboral y económico.

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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
  • 733
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,699,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Basilica Lily to buy corn, staple food items and more to make pupusas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2013
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013