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Elvira Yesenia
Elvira is a businesswoman. She lives with her family in her own home and she makes snacks (fries, fried yucca, empanadas, tamales, etc.) that she sells on foot close to where she lives. She has been able to cover her household expenses thanks to her sales. Elvira is asking for a loan to buy the products she uses to make her snacks, such as oil, potatoes, corn for tamales, bananas, and all the ingredients for cooking, as well as a new stove. This will allow her to keep supporting her household and be able to cover any expenses that might arise.
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Doña Elvira es comerciante, vive con su familia 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 ha logrado solventar los gastos de su hogar. Doña elvira 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 una nueva cocina y asi poder seguir manteniendo su hogar y poder 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
  • 555
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Elvira Yesenia to buy products such as oil, potatoes, corn for tamales, bananas, and all the ingredients for cooking.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2013
May 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014