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Carlos René
Carlos René, 50, lives in his own home along with his wife. Every day he gets up very early to be able to staff his business which consists of selling fruits and vegetables in a stall he has in a regional market in the city where he lives. It is an area that receives a lot of business, and especially Don Carlos's stall, as he always keeps fresh produce and, in addition, his customers prefer him for being an honest and pleasant man since his priority is the people who demand his products.

He dreams of keeping a stall that is well-stocked with the different fruits and vegetables but he does not have the necessary economic resources to fulfill his dream. Because of this, Don Carlos has made the decision to seek this loan to invest in his business and be able to buy a variety of fruits such as watermelon, other melons, bananas, coconuts, apples, etc., as well as a variety of vegetables: potatoes, yucca, chayotes, carrots, chile peppers, etc. With faith in God he hopes by this means he will bring in better earnings which will allow him to have and give his family a better quality of life.
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Carlos René, de 50 años de edad habita en casa propia junto a su esposa. Cada día se levanta muy temprano para poder atender su negocio, el cual consiste en la venta de frutas y verduras en un puesto que posee en el mercado regional de la ciudad en que vive. Es un lugar muy concurrido y en especial el puesto de Don Carlos ya que siempre mantiene verduras y frutas frescas, además, los clientes lo prefieren por ser un hombre honesto y amable ya que su prioridad son las personas que demandan sus productos. El sueña con tener un puesto abastecido de las diferentes frutas y verduras pero no cuenta con los recursos económicos necesarios para realizar su sueño. Debido a esto Don Carlos ha tomado la decisión de solicitar este crédito para invertir en su negocio y poder comprar variedad de frutas como: sandias, melones, bananas, cocos, manzanas, etc. Así como variedad de verduras: papas, yuca, güisquiles, zanahorias, chiles, etc. Con la fe puesta en Dios que de esta manera logrará obtener mejores ingresos que le permitirán tener y dar a su familia una mejor calidad de 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
  • 859
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,312,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Carlos René to purchase a variety of fruits such as watermelon, other melons, bananas, coconuts, apples etc. as well as a variety of vegetables: potatoes, yucca, chayotes, carrots, chile peppers etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2011
May 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012