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Irma  Yoland
Irma lives in her own home with her son. She has owned a *pupuseria and *tortillería business for several years. She works in the tortillería in the morning and in the pupuseria in the afternoon, Monday through Sunday. She has many customers because she is very friendly and hardworking. She manages to cover some household expenses with the profits she earns. Irma is requesting the loan so she can purchase everything she needs to prepare her meals such as corn, quesillos [tortillas with cream cheese filling], pork cracklings, tomatoes, beans, and other items. In this way, she will earn higher profits and continue giving her son what he needs without any limitations.

*pupuseria - shop selling stuffed tortillas
*tortillería – tortilla shop
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Doña Irma vive con su hijo en casa propia, ella tiene un negocio de pupuseria y tortilleria desde hace varios años trabaja por la mañana en la tortilleria y por la tarde en la pupuseria de lunes a domingo, tiene mucha clientela pues es una persona muy amable y trabajadora con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra cubrir algunos gastos de su hogar, Doña Irma solicita un credito para poder comprar todo lo necesario para elaborar sus alimentos como: maiz, quesillo, chicharron, tomates, frijoles, etc. para obtener mejores ganancias y seguirle dando a su hijo lo que necesita sin limitacion alguna.

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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
  • 704
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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 $800 helped Irma Yoland to purchase corn, beans, "quesillo", pork cracklings, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013