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Mario Antonio
Mario Antonio R. is 56 years old and resides in Lourdes Colón, located in the Department of La Libertad. He lives with his wife who helps with the business. Together they have two children who are in school and also work with the family business.

Mario runs a bakery that is located in his house. From this place he sells most of the bread that he produces. He bakes French bread, which is known in this country as baguettes. Mario also makes sweet bread together with his family day after day. Many customers come to his home to buy bread in bulk in order to stock their stores.

Mario is requesting a loan so that he will have the necessary funds to buy flour in bulk, eggs, butter, yeast, and other supplies needed for baking bread. This is a very productive business for Mario, which allows him to support his family.

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Mario Antonio R. de 56 años de edad, reside en Lourdes Colón, ubicado en el departamento de La Libertad. Vive junto a su esposa, la cual le ayuda con el negocio, y junto a sus dos hijos los cuales estudian y así mismo colaboran con el negocio de la familia. Mario posee una panadería, la cual esta ubicada en su propia casa de habitación, lugar en el cual comercializa gran parte del pan que elabora. Tanto pan francés, nombre el cual se le da al pan baguette en este país, como también pan dulce, es el que Mario junto a su familia elaboran día con día. Este pan también es comercializado a domicilio con muchos clientes los cuales compran por mayor para abastecer sus tiendas. Mario solicita un préstamo a través del cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para comprar harina por mayor, huevos, manteca, levadura, y otros instrumentos más los cuales son necesarios para hornear el pan. Este es un negocio muy productivo para Mario, ya que le permite sostener a 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 432
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,826,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mario Antonio purchase ingredients & supplies for making bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 28, 2011