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Maria Elena Del Carmen
Maria is 67 years old and she lives in her own home with her son, granddaughter, and great-grandson. She has been in the business of selling tortillas and tamales for more than fifteen years, and her neighbors speak very highly of her. She is a humble, responsible, honest, and friendly person. Thanks to her labor, she has managed to get her family ahead. Maria is requesting this loan so that she can buy supplies to keep on making tortillas and tamales. These supplies would include corn, lime, vegetables, tomatoes, and more. By doing this, she will be able to increase her sales and improve her own and her family's quality of life.
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Doña Maria de 67 años de edad, vive junto a su hijo, nieta y bisnieto en casa propia, ella se dedica a la venta de tortillas y tamales desde hace mas de 15 años, posee muy buena referencia de parte de sus vecinos, es una persona humilde, responsable, honesta y muy amable, gracias a su trabajo ha logrado sacar a su familia adelante. Doña Maria solicita un crédito para la compra de insumos para continuar con la elaboración de tortillas y tamales como maíz, cal, verduras, tomates, etc. de esta manera incrementar su nivel de ventas y mejora su calidad de vida y la de 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
  • 559
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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 $500 helped Maria Elena Del Carmen buy corn, lime, vegetables, tomatoes and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 3, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014