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Maria Cristina
Maria lives with her daughter in a rented home. She has a tortilla making business that is very well known in the area where she lives. She has many customers since she sells the best tortillas with the fastest service at affordable prices. Maria is an enterprising woman who wants to succeed.

She wants to grow her business, so she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL to purchase corn at wholesale and lime powder. Maria hopes that this will allow her to bring her household financial security and give her family a full life.
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Maria vive con su hija en casa alquilada, ella posee una tortillería la cual es muy conocida en la localidad donde reside, tiene muchos clientes pues vende las mejores tortillas y con el servicio más rápido además a precios realmente accesibles; María es una mujer emprendedora con ganas de salir adelante, ella quiere hacer crecer su negocio por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar maíz por mayor y cal. María tiene la esperanza que de esta forma podrá llevar a su hogar seguridad económica y una vida plena para su familia.

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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
  • 698
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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 $300 helped Maria Cristina to purchase corn at wholesale and lime powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014