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Manuela Paula
Manuela lives in her own house with her family. She has been selling snacks like tostadas, potatoes, yucca, and bananas for seven years. Her business is located close to where she lives. She has a lot of clientele. This food is very marketable, and she sells it at a good price. She manages to pay some of the household expenses with the earnings that she gets.

Manuela is requesting a loan to buy supplies like potatoes, bananas, yucca, cooking oil, cabbage, and tomatoes, etc. for her business. This way she hopes to get more earnings and to give her family a better quality of life.
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Doña Manuela vive en casa propia con sus familiares, ella se dedica hace 7 años a la venta de antojitos como tostadas, papas, yuca y plátanos, su negocio lo tiene ubicado cerca de su lugar de residencia tiene mucha clientela pues es un alimento muy vendible y ella los vende a un buen precio, con lo que obtiene de sus ganancias logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Doña Manuela solicita un crédito para la compra de insumos para su negocio como papas, plátanos, yuca, aceite, repollos, tomates, etc. con esto espera obtener más ganancias y brindarle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 715
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,637,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Manuela Paula to buy supplies like potatoes, bananas, yucca, cooking oil, cabbage, and tomatoes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015