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Pedro C. is 45 years old and lives in the municipality of Soyapango. He lives with his wife, who works in the home, and his two small daughters, 4 and 6 years old respectively, who are both studying. Pedro is a hard-working man who puts for a great effort to provide for his family and improve his life. He works selling bottled water, juices, and sodas, which he sells in the heavily trafficked areas in the center of Soyapango. During the course of the day Pedro sells in different locations like the areas outside of malls, markets, and high schools depending on the best time to sell his products. Pedro is applying for the loan in order to buy the products he sells wholesale as well as a cooler big enough to put all his drinks inside and ice. Even though Pedro has a very humble job he is able to earn enough to support his family. This is why he works so hard moving from location to location in order to earn more money and provide for his family.
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Pedro C. de 45 años de edad, reside en el municipio de Soyapango, lugar en el cual vive junto a su esposa la cual se dedica a los quehaceres del hogar y junto a sus dos pequeñas hijas de 4 y 6 años de edad quienes se dedican a estudiar. Pedro es un señor muy trabajador el cual realiza un enorme esfuerzo para poder salir adelante y brindarle a su familia todo lo necesario, él se dedica a la venta de agua embotellada, jugos y bebidas gaseosas, las cuales comercializa en zonas de mucho comercio en el centro de Soyapango. A lo largo del día Pedro se mueve a diferentes lugares como las afueras de centros comerciales, mercados y colegios para poder vender las bebidas que ofrece, todo depende de la hora y el mejor momento para que él decida a donde colocarse con sus ventas. Pedro solicita un préstamo con el deseo de comprar sodas, agua y jugos, por mayor, así mismo comprar una hielera bastante grande para colocar las bebidas y así mismo comprar hielo para mantener helado sus productos, a pesar que Pedro posee un negocio muy humilde, el logra obtener ganancias bastante aceptables para su familia, razón por la cual se esfuerza tanto moviéndose de un lado a otro, con el fin de poder tener más ganancias y de esta forma 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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 669
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,216,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Pedro purchase of bottled water and other drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 26, 2011