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Rosa Melida
Doña Rosa is 45 years old and lives in her own home with her family. She has a sewing workshop that she has managed for 15 years. Rosa currently works with school children, but she also sells “pupusas” (tortillas stuffed with various fillings).

Rosa is a woman who strives to sustain her household and also provide for some of her family’s necessities. She is requesting a loan in order to buy fabric, buttons, needles, thread, and other items so that she can continue sewing. This will enable her to generate more income and have a better quality of life.
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Doña rosa de 45 años de edad, vive en casa propia junto a su familia posee un taller de costura desde hace 15 años, actualmente trabaja con escolares, adicional a eso vende pupusas, es una mujer que se esfuerza para poder lograr llevar el sustento a casa y es así como ella logra solventar algunas de sus necesidades; ella está solicitando un crédito para realizar la compra de tela, botones, agujas, hilos, etc. para poder seguir confeccionando y así generar más ingresos y poder tener 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
  • 709
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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 $500 helped Rosa Melida to buy fabric, buttons, needles, thread, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014