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Cristina Amalia
Cristinia is 41 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and two children. They are ages 8 and 7 and are currently in school. She has been working making and selling food for 4 years, including potato tostadas, yuca, bananas, and atole (a cornflour-based drink). Her business is based in her home and allows her and her husband to cover their household expenses.

Cristina is asking for a loan to buy cooking supplies such as bananas, yuca, corn, potatoes, flour, oil, and other things. This will allow her to make food, continue running her business, and give her family a better quality of life.
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Cristina de 41 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus dos hijos de 8 y 7 años de edad ellos estudian actualmente, desde hace 4 años se dedica a la venta y elaboración de antojitos: tostadas de papas, yuca, plátanos, atoles, etc. su negocio lo tiene ubicado en su lugar de residencia, con lo que obtiene de su trabajo y con la ayuda de su esposo logran solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Cristina está solicitando un crédito para la compra de materia prima como: plátanos, yuca, elotes, papas, harinas, aceite, etc. para la elaboración de estos alimentos y asi poder seguir con su negocio y poderle dar 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
  • 697
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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 $600 helped Cristina Amalia buy bananas, yuca, corn, potatoes, flour, oil, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014