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Douglas Edgardo
Douglas Edgardo is 21 years old and resides in Tonacatepeque in the Department of San Salvador. He lives with his wife and their 2 minor girls, aged 9, who are students.

Douglas has a business selling domestic products, such as cups and plates, and products for personal use like belts. He sells his goods from a cart that he pushes around in the center of the capital, San Salvador, which is always very crowded with people. Also, Douglas pays two other people to do the same work in other parts of the city center.

He requests a loan to be able to expand his products and buy new styles of belts, since he wants to be in the vanguard with his sales and in this manner, to sell more. All this he does thinking of his children and his wife who is dedicated to caring for the girls and helping them with their studies. Douglas needs to increase his sales since this is the only source of income he possesses.

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Douglas Edgardo G. L. de 21 años de edad, reside en Tonacatepeque en el departamento de San Salvador. Vive junto a su esposa y sus dos hijas menores de 9 años, las cuales son estudiantes. Douglas posee una venta de productos de uso doméstico como tazas, platos, así mismo comercializa productos de uso personal como cinchos. Él trabaja de manera ambulante con su carreta cargada de productos los cuales los vende en el centro de San Salvador, lugar el cual siempre esta muy lleno de personas. Así también Douglas les paga a otras dos personas para que realicen el mismo trabajo en otras partes del centro. Él solicita un préstamo a través del cual desea poder aumentar sus productos y poder comprar estilos nuevos de cinchos, ya que desea poder estar a la vanguardia con sus ventas y de esta manera poder vender más. Todo esto lo hace pensando en sus hijas y su esposa la cual se dedica a cuidar a las niñas y ayudarles con los estudios. Douglas necesita aumentar sus ventas debido a que esta es la única fuente de ingresos que posee.

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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
  • 711
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,098,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Douglas Edgardo tO BUY GOODS, DOMESTIC AND PERSONAL, TO SELL FROM HIS CARTS.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011