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Brenda Carolina
Brenda is 55 years old and lives in a rented house with her daughter. She has had a food stand selling pupusas, traditional El Salvadorian stuffed corn tortillas, outside her home for several years. With the profits she makes from this she is able to pay her household expenses. Brenda is requesting a loan to buy tables and chairs, and ingredients such as cheese, beans, pork crackling, corn and everything else she needs to make pupusas, in order to boost her earnings and have a better life with her daughter.
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Doña brenda de 55 años de edad vive en casa alquilada con su hija, ella tiene un puesto de ventas de pupusas desde hace varios años en su lugar de residencia, con las ganancias que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar los gastos de su hogar, Doña brenda solicita un credito para poder comprar mesas y sillas, tambien para compra de materia como: quesillo, frijoles, chicharron, maiz y todo lo necesario para la elaboracion de las pupusas y asi pueda obtener mejores ganancias y tener una mejor vida con su hija.

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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
  • 491
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,339,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Brenda Carolina to buy cheese, beans, pork crackling, corn, tables, chairs, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2013
May 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014