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Braulia, age 56, lives in a rented house with her three children. Her two youngest children currently go to school. The older daughter is the one that helps her with the business.

Braulia has been selling corn tortillas, as shown in the photograph, for five years. She has her business at her house, and she has a lot of customers. She sells Mondays through Sundays. With the income that she gets she manages to get her family ahead.

She is requesting a loan to allow her to buy everything that she needs. She will buy things like corn, firewood, and gas, among other things. She will do this in order to continue with her business and to be able to give her family a better quality of life.
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Doña Braulia de 56 años vive en una casa que alquila con sus 3 hijos los dos hijos menores estudian actualmente y la hija mayor es quien le ayuda con el negocio ya que Doña Braulia se dedica a la venta de tortillas hechas de maiz asi como se muestra en la fotografia desde hace 5 años su negocio lo tiene ubicado en su lugar de residencia, tiene mucha clientela vende de lunes a domingo y con las ganancias que obtiene logra sacar adelante a su familia, ella solicita un credito que le permita comprar todo lo necesario como: maiz, leña, gas, entre otras cosas para seguir con su negocio y poderle dar a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 459
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Braulia to buy materials to make corn tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014