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Alma Lorena
Alma, age 51, works selling tortillas out of her home. For the past 18 years she has worked Monday through Sunday, and she has a lot of customers since she is a very friendly and hardworking person. With the earnings she has obtained she has managed to pay the cost of her home. She lives in her own house with her husband and two children. Alma requests a loan to buy corn by the quintal to continue making tortillas, and make greater profits to have better economic stability with her family.
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Alma de 51 años de edad se dedica a la venta de tortillas en su casa desde hace 18 años trabaja de lunes a domingo, tiene mucha clientela pues es una persona muy trabajadora y amable, con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar los gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus dos hijos. Doña Alma solicita un crédito para comprar maíz por quintales para seguir elaborando las tortillas y así obtener mejores ganancias para tener una mejor estabilidad económica con 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
  • 717
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,653,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Alma Lorena to buy corn by the quintal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013