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Alejandro
Alejandro, 59, lives in his own house with his life companion. He owns a corn mill that’s his main work tool to earn his daily bread. Many people seek out his services because it makes their work easier; in Alejadro’s mill they can grind various kinds of grains like corn, beans, rice and coffee. Besides, the customers say that they are very satisfied with the treatment and service they receive. This has led to his being preferred by many people who continue to request his services.

He’s managed to keep the business afloat with much work and dedication even though he’s noticed lately that the mill is starting to have some breakdowns due to the constant use and it needs some repairs and to have some parts replaced.

This is what’s led Alejandro to call on INTEGRAL to request a loan to buy a new motor to replace the old one, new discs and pulleys. He does all this aiming at continuing to provide good service to his customers because without this tool he would not be able to continue earning his livelihood and meeting household needs.

He is very grateful to this institution because he got help in the past when he most needed it. He hopes for his loved ones’ wellbeing that on this occasion it will be the same.
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Alejandro de 59 años de edad, habita en casa de su propiedad junto con su compañera de vida. Él posee un molino de nixtamal el cual es su principal herramienta para trabajar y ganarse el pan de cada día. Muchas personas solicitan su servicio dado que les facilita sus tareas ya que en el molino del señor Alejandro pueden moler diferentes granos como: maíz, frijoles, arroz y café. Además los clientes expresan estar muy satisfechos con el trato y servicio que reciben. Esto ha permitido que muchas personas lo prefieran y sigan solicitando su servicio. Con mucho trabajo y dedicación ha logrado mantener este negocio a flote aunque últimamente ha notado algunas fallas en el molino ya que por el uso requiere de algunas reparaciones y cambio de repuestos. Esto es lo que ha llevado a Alejandro a acercarse a INTEGRAL para solicitar crédito que le permita invertir en la compra de un motor nuevo que reemplace el viejo, discos nuevos y poleas. Todo esto lo hace con el fin de seguir dando un buen servicio a sus clientes ya que sin esta herramienta no podría seguir trabajando para ganarse la vida y suplir las necesidades de su hogar. Está muy agradecido con esta institución ya que en el pasado recibió ayuda cuando más lo necesitaba, espera que en esta ocasión sea igual por el bienestar de los suyos.

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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
  • 596
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $21,978,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Alejandro to buy a gasoline engine, discs and new pulleys.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 29, 2012
Listed
Apr 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012