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Benjamín
Benjamín lives with his life companion and children in his own house. He’s a street vendor of traditional candies on one of the main streets near where he lives. He sells all types of candy like macaroons, caramels, tamarind and nance [a small, yellowish fruit], among others. He has acquired quite a large clientele because the candies Benjamín makes are unique. They have an incomparable taste, are of very good quality, affordable price and with excellent customer service.

Benjamín is a hardworking man who loves to sweeten his customers’ palates with the delicious candy he makes. For him, what’s most important in work is dedication and constancy because that allows him to reach his future goals. He wants to expand the business making more merchandise and this is why he asked INTEGRAL for a loan to buy coconut, milk, tamarind, nances, sugar, etc. Benjamín trusts that his efforts will allow him to provide his family with a better quality of life.
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Benjamín vive con su compañera de vida y sus hijos en casa propia, el posee una venta de dulces tradicionales de forma ambulante y en una de las principales calles cercanas a donde reside, vende dulces de todo tipo cocada, dulce de leche, de tamarindo, de nance entre otros, se ha hecho de mucha clientela pues los dulces que prepara benjamín son únicos, tienen un sabor inigualable, son de muy buena calidad a precio cómodo y con un servicio excelente; Benjamín es un hombre trabajador y le encanta endulzar el paladar de sus clientes con los deliciosos dulces que prepara, para él lo mas importante en el trabajo es la dedicación y constancia porque eso te permite alcanzar los objetivos en un futuro, quiere extender el negocio produciendo mas mercadería es por eso que le solicito a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar coco, leche, tamarindo, nances, azúcar, etc. Benjamín tiene confianza que su esfuerzo le permitirá darle 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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 700
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,324,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Benjamín to buy coconut, tamarind, nance and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 16, 2011
Listed
Sep 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012