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Reina Elizabeth
Reina is a vendor. She lives with her six children in her own house.

She makes snacks (fried potatoes, fried yucca, empanadas, tamales, etc.) that she sells on foot near her house. Thanks to her sales she has managed to pay for her household expenses.

Reina's requesting a loan to buy products she uses to make her snacks, including oil, potatoes, corn for the tamales, bananas, and other ingredients. This way she'll be able to continue supporting her household and cover the household expenses that might come up.
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Doña reina es comerciante, vive con sus 6 hijo en casa propia y elabora antojitos (papas fritas, yuca frita, empanadas, tamales, etc) que vende de forma ambulante cerca de su lugar de residencia, gracias a las ventas que realiza han logrado solventar los gastos de su hogar. Doña reina pide financiamiento para la compra de productos que utiliza en la elaboracion de sus antojitos como: aceite, papas, maiz para los tamales, platanos y todo los ingredientes para su elaboracion y asi poder seguir manteniendo su hogar y porder solventar los gastos que se le pueden presentar.

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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
  • 551
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,800,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Reina Elizabeth to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013