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Santos Sofia
Sofia is 55 years old and lives with her husband and three children. She is a hard-working and responsible individual. She works making and selling tamales, a traditional corn-based food wrapped in a leaf. She does this at home, and uses her earnings to pay some household expenses and help her husband. Sofia is requesting a loan to buy more materials (leaves for the tamales, corn, vegetables, etc.) to make this food and continue supporting her family.
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Doña Sofia de 55 años de edad vive con su esposo y sus 3 hijos, es una persona trabajadora y responsable con sus obligaciones se dedica a la elaboracion y venta de tamales en su lugar de residencia y con lo que saca de sus ganancias solventa algunos gastos de su hogar con la ayuda de su esposo, Doña Sofia solicita un credito para comprar mas materiales(hojas para tamales, maiz, verdura, etc) para la elaboracion de dicha venta y seguir ayudando a su familia.

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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
  • 490
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,339,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Santos Sofia with working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013