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Partner Description:

Apoyo Integral (Apoyo) is a regulated organization offering financial products for clients to increase their working capital, purchase fixed assets, buy and remodel homes, expand agricultural businesses and more. Founded in 2002, Apoyo’s target group is businessmen and women who have already established their businesses but need financial support to strengthen or expand them.

The organization focuses mainly on the production, commerce and service sectors. To date, the organization has opened 25 agencies across the country and has a portfolio of $76.3 million. Its services have benefitted more than 100,000 unbanked clients. Kiva’s funds are used to expand Apoyo’s lending services, with a particular emphasis on helping women in rural areas build sustainable businesses and enhance their quality of life.



Apoyo’s client who took a loan to start tortilla business

Partnership and awards

With an aim to improve its financial assistance, Apoyo partners with Salvadoran Foundation for Integral Support (FUSAI) to offer technical advice on construction issues including circulation, ventilation, lighting, and, to a lesser degree, recommendations for optimizing their budgets. The partnership seeks to support the progress and completion of construction work.

Apoyo Integral has been recognized for the transparency of its operations and won the 2005 Transparency Award (Premio a la Transparencia 2005) from MIX Market and REDCAMIF (The Central American and Caribbean Network of Microfinance) at the Third Central American Conference on Microfinance.

In 2006, the organization received the Excellency Award (Premio a la Excelencia 2006) from the Multi-Sector Investment Bank’s Micro and Small Enterprise Development Trust for having achieved the most growth among its peer institutions in 2005.

Image courtesy of Apoyo Integral.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Dec 18, 2007 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $11,428,500 $948,590,975
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $375,825
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 261
Amount of Paying Back Loans $700,000 $141,979,900
Number of Paying Back Loans 952 175,166
Amount of Ended Loans $10,728,500 $806,235,250
Number of Ended Loans 18,230 1,011,122
Delinquency Rate 15.80% 8.10%
Amount in Arrears $58,031 $7,468,353
Outstanding Portfolio $367,257 $92,214,717
Number of Loans Delinquent 385 18,720
Default Rate 3.49% 1.40%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $374,643 $11,312,347
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 1,067 32,567
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.46%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $4,326,176
Refund Rate 0.38% 0.62%
Amount of Refunded Loans $43,050 $5,911,700
Number of Refunded Loans 64 5,950

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 63.34% 75.25%
Average Loan Size $596 $400
Average Individual Loan Size $596 $632
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,765
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $7,500 $5,889
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 7.95% 6.79%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 14.3 days 6.92 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $41.67 $57.76
  Average Loan Term 14.22 months 11.11 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 2,249 494,507
  Journaling Rate 11.62% 41.49%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.01 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.25 1.18

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2014 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 25% PY 31.00% PY 26.05% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 1.2% 0.7% -0.82%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 53.80% 34.00% 17.16%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Felix Acevedo
Roberto Alvarado
Seth Broughton
Erika Burgos
Luis Castillo
Reina de Cabrera
Ricardo Escoto
darwin flores
Luis Roberto Flores Jurado
Francisco Gochez
margarita gomez
Flor de María Grande Carrero
Adrian Ernesto Guerrero Pérez
William Jacobo
Yenyk Lopez
francisco mancia
carlos posada
Jose Luis Rivas
Jonathan Rodriguez
René Mauricio Salazar
Imelda Zaldivar