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Berta Lorenza
Berta, 41 years old, lives in her own home. She has had a pupusa stand for two years that is close to her residence. She has many customers since she sells the pupusas at a good price. With the profits that she earns she manages to settle the expenses she has at home.

Berta is requesting a loan to be able to buy more materials for production such as: corn, beans, oil, cheese, chicharron, and gas, among other things. She will be able to obtain a better income that will help her to settle her home expenses.
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Doña Berta de 41 años de edad vive en casa propia, ella tiene un puesto de pupuseria desde hace dos años cerca de su lugar de residencia, tiene mucha clientela pues vende a buen precio las pupusas; con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar los gastos que tiene en su hogar, Doña Berta solicita un credito para poder comprar mas materiales para la elaboracion como: maiz, frijoles, aceite, quesillo, chicharron, gas, entre otras cosas y asi pueda obtener mejores ingresos que le ayudaran a solventar los gastos de su casa.

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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
  • 442
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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 $350 helped Berta Lorenza to purchase materials for the production of pupusas, such as cheese, corn, beans, chicharron, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014