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Guillermo C. H. lives in the district of La Libertad in the western part of El Salvador. Without adequate preparation or education, Guillermo always showed an interest and talent for photography. His hobby turned into a business that has helped him get ahead, along with his wife and three children. His kids are already showing an interest in their father’s passion for photography.

Guillermo is requesting a loan to buy new equipment for his business, since his current equipment is obsolete when compared to the new technology. He is positive that this investment will open many doors and opportunities to help him develop, both in his passion and in life.

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Guillermo C. H. vive en el departamento de La Libertad en el occidente salvadoreño. Sin contar con la preparación adecuada ni educación formal, Guillermo mostro siempre un interés y talento para la fotografía, talento que se convirtió en su negocio, con el que ha sacado adelante a su esposa y tres hijos, quienes ya dan señales de compartir su pasión por la fotografía. Guillermo solicita un préstamo para comprar nuevo equipo de trabajo, pues el equipo con el que cuenta actualmente, se ha vuelto obsoleto en comparación a las nuevas tecnologías. Guillermo está seguro que al adquirir este nuevo equipo, abrirá consigo muchas puertas y oportunidades para evolucionar su pasión, y su 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
  • 638
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,127,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Guillermo purchase new photography equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2009
Aug 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011