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Josefa has been selling firewood for many years. She runs her business right out of her home and she has many customers, especially women who sell pupusas (a typical Salvadorean food) and tortillas because they cook their products over firewood. With the money that she earns, Josefa is able to get ahead.

She is requesting a loan in order to buy more firewood to sell, in this way, increase her profits and earn a better life.
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Doña josefa se dedica a la venta de leña desde hace varios años su negocio lo tiene ubicado en su lugar de residencia y tiewne mucha clientela especialmente las señoras que venden pupusas y tortillas pues ellas cocinan el maiz con lecha con las ganancias que obtiene logra salir adelante Doña Josefa solicita un credito que le permita poder comprar mas leña para vender y asi poder tener mejores ganancias y tener una mejor 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
  • 708
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Josefa to buy firewood to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2014