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Santos Eliodoro
Santos Eliodoro V. M. is 43 years old. He makes clay comales, which are used to cook tortillas or pupusas, a thick corn tortilla, throughout Central America and Mexico. Although nowadays they aren't used so much for cooking, his business is very good. People use them for decoration in their homes, placing them in gardens and kitchens. They are also given as gifts, which allows for them to be sold as handicrafts. Santos has been selling comales for 16 years in Guatajiaga, located in the department of Morazán. He also lives there with his whole family made up of his wife and four children. They help Santos make and sell the comales. This business has been passed down to him through the family, since all of them have made comales and they are experts in producing them. Santos is asking Integral for a loan to buy a greater quantity of clay to make more comales and thus sell more.
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Santos Eliodoro V. M. de 43 años de edad, se dedica a la elaboración de cómales hechos de barro, los cuales son un utensilio de cocina el cual se utiliza para cocinar tortillas o pupusas en toda la región de Centro América y México. Aunque en la actualidad no son tan utilizados para cocinar, su comercio es muy bueno, ya que las personas los utilizan como adornos ornamentales para los hogares, colocándolos en lugares como jardines y cocinas, así mismo se dan como regalos, lo que permite que se vendan como artesanías. Santos posee 16 años de comercializar cómales, en Guatajiaga, ubicado en el departamento de Morazán, lugar en el cual también habita junto a toda su familia la cual esta conformada por su esposa y cuatro hijos, los cuales se dedican a ayudar a Santos tanto a elaborarlos como a comercializarlos. Este negocio ha sido heredado de familia, ya que todos se han dedicado a la elaboración de los cómales, lo que los hace unos expertos en fabricarlos. Santos solicita un préstamo a Integral a través del cual, compre mayor cantidad de barro para elaborar más cómales y de esta manera vender más.

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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
  • 661
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,073,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Santos Eliodoro to purchase clay.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 23, 2010
Listed
May 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 20, 2011