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Elizalde is 38 years old, she is a very responsible person who works very hard for her family, composed of four young children; the first two help Elizalde in her job. She runs a bicycle repair shop located in her house: she not only repairs bicycles, but she also sells accessories and spare parts such as tires, saddles, lights for bicycles and other items. Elizalde is requesting a loan to INTEGRAL to have the money she needs to buy a bigger quantity of spare parts in order to offer a better service to her customers and to improve her activity. Her job is fundamental to provide for her household, as it is the only source of income she can count on to get ahead in life.
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Elizalde de 38 años de edad, una persona muy responsable la cual trabaja muy duro por su familia, que está conformada por cuatro hijos menores de edad, entre los cuales los dos mayores le ayudan con el negocio a Elizalde. Ella posee un taller de reparación de bicicletas, el cual está ubicado en su casa de habitación en donde no solo las repara sino también comercializa accesorios y repuestos como: llantas, asientos, lámparas para adaptarlas a las bicicletas y otras más. Elizalde solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, para poder contar con el dinero necesario para comprar mayor cantidad de repuestos, de esta forma poder brindar un mejor servicio a sus clientes y mejorar en su negocio, lo cual es fundamental para el sostenimiento de su hogar debido a que es la única fuente de ingresos con la que cuenta para salir adelante.

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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
  • 713
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,095,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Elizalde to buy tires and bicycle spare parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013