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Juana is 59 years old. She lives in her own home together with her husband and five children. She has a business selling pupusas which she has been running for 10 years. She sells her pupusas from Tuesday to Sunday, in the mornings and evenings. She has a lot of customers as she sells her pupusas at a good price and is a very friendly and hard-working person. She uses the profits she makes to get her family ahead in life.

Juana would like to increase her business by purchasing tables and chairs. She doesn't make enough money to do this and so she is requesting a loan for this purpose. She will also buy ingredients for making pupusas such as corn, oil, quesillo, ground pork, beans, etc. This will make her better profits and she will be able to continue providing her family with everything they need.
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Doña Juana de 59 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus 5 hijos, ella posee un negocio de pupuseria desde hace 10 años vende de martes a domingos por la mañana y por la noche tienen mucha clientela pues vende las pupusas a buen precio y es una personam muy amable y trabajadora, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas ha logrado sacar adelante a su familia. Doña Juana quiere acrecentar su negocio comprando mesas y sillas pero con lo que gana no le alcanza para poder realizarlo por eso solicita un credito que le permita poder comprar mesas y sillas, tambien materia prima para elaborar las pupusas como: maiz, aceite, quesillo, chicharron, frijoles, etc. y asi obtener mejores ganancias para seguirle dando a su familia lo que necesitan sin limitaciones.

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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
  • 500
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,356,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Juana to buy quesillo, ground pork, beans, corn, tables and chairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014