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Berta Delmira
Berta is a single mother who lives in her own house with her son. She is a responsible woman and her main goal is to help her son progress. She has a business selling tortillas, which she makes every day, morning and night. Her business is located where she lives. She has a great desire to improve her business, since it provides her with reliable income and allows her to support her family.

For this reason, she is asking for a loan to buy corn wholesale and also lime. This will allow her to make more tortillas, which will be especially helpful for the weekends when many other tortilla shops are closed. In this way, she will be able to obtain greater profits and improve her financial stability.
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Berta, es una madre soltera vive en casa propia con su hijo, ella es una mujer muy responsable y quien tiene como prioridad principal sacar adelante a su hijo. Ella posee una venta de tortillas, en la cual se encarga de elaborar cada mediodía y cada noche. Su negocio esta ubicado en su casa de habitación. Berta desea mucho poder mejorar su negocio, ya que este brinda ganancias muy estables, lo cual le permite sostener a su familia, es por esto que solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda comprar maíz por mayor y cal, esto para elaborar mayor cantidad de tortillas, sobretodo los fines de semana que su demanda se incrementa debido a que muchas otras tortillerías están cerradas y así ella pueda obtener mayores ganancias las cuales le permitan mejorar su estabilidad económica.

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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
  • 601
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Berta Delmira buy wholesale corn and lime.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014