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Ana Rosa
Ana is 39 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and three children. Ana is very responsible and her biggest priority to help her family to prosper. Ana sells tortillas at lunchtime and in the evening. She has her stall at her home, where her daughter helps her to distribute the tortillas, especially at the weekend. Ana would very much like to be able to improve her business as it is providing her with stable profits which allow her to support her family. So, Ana is applying for a loan to buy corn in bulk, and lime. She will use this to make a larger number of tortillas, particularly at the weekend when demand increases due to many other tortilla stall being closed. With more tortillas she Ana will be able to make higher profits, which will allow her to improve her financial stability.
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Ana de 39 años de edad, vive en casa propia con su esposo sus tres hijos, ella es una mujer muy responsable y quien tiene como prioridad principal sacar adelante a su familia. Ella posee una venta de tortillas, en la cual se encarga de elaborar cada mediodía y cada noche. Su negocio está ubicado en su casa de habitación lugar en el cual su hija le ayuda a repartir las tortillas, sobre todo en los fines de semana. Ana 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, sobre todo 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
  • 704
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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 $1,000 helped Ana Rosa to buy corn in bulk, and lime.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014