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Abel, 50, lives with his life companion and their children in his own home. He has a business where he sells plastic bags and also buys recycled used ones which he later sells to businesses that re-use them and convert them into new plastic products.

Abel is well known in the area since he has a product of excellent quality and sells it at excellent prices and in addition his service is unparalleled. He is an honest man who always tries to seize the opportunities that come his way. He believes you should never give up on a dream, simply work with what you have. Abel has already started along that path and therefore decided to apply to INTEGRAL for a loan that will enable him to purchase recycled plastic materials and bags wholesale, etc. He hopes that in this way he will be able to provide a better quality of life for his family.
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Abel de cincuenta años de edad vive junto a su compañera de vida y sus hijos en casa propia; El posee un negocio donde vende bolsas plásticas,y además compra estas mismas usadas para reciclaje y que después el vende a empresas que reutilizan las mismas y convierten en nuevos productos plásticos. Es muy conocido en la zona pues tiene un producto de excelente calidad y lo vende a excelentes precios además el servicio es inigualable; Abel es un hombre honesto que siempre trata de aprovechar las oportunidades que se le presentan, piensa que nunca hay que desistir de un sueño, simplemente trabajar con las señales que nos llevan a él, Abel ya comenzó ese camino de labor por eso se decidió solicitarle a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar bolsas y materiales de reciclaje plástico por mayor, etc. Abel tiene la esperanza que de esta forma podrá 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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 752
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,264,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Abel to buy plastic wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012