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Irma Yolanda
Irma, 60 years old, lives in her own house with her husband and her son who is 18 years old. She makes a living selling "pupusas" (a traditional dish in El Salvador consisting of a thick, handmade tortilla filled with cheese, beans or meat) and bread with chicken. She has her business located in her place of residence. She has had her business for 18 years and it has generated good earnings for her.

Irma is requesting a loan to be able to buy all of the necessary ingredients for the preparation of her foods like corn, beans, pork, fresh cheese, bread, chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, etc. to be able to continue with her business and in this way be able to give her family better financial stability.
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Doña Irma de 60 años vive en casa propia con su esposo y su hijo de 18 años de edad, ella se dedica a la venta de pupusas y panes con pollo, su negocio lo tiene ubicado en su lugar de residencia tiene 18 años de tener su negocio que le ha generado buenas ganancias, doña Irma esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar todos los ingredientes necesarios para la preparación de sus alimentos como: maíz, frijoles, chicharrón, quesillo, panes, pollos, tomates, pepinos, etc. para poder seguir con su negocio y así poder darle a su familia una mejor 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
  • 419
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,306,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Irma Yolanda to purchase corn, beans, pork, fresh cheese, bread, chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014