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Mario Alberto
Mario Alberto is 39 years old and lives with his life partner, Reina, and their children in their own house. He owns a blacksmith workshop where he makes bars, furniture, sculptures, tools, decorative and religious articles, and bells, among other things. He is well-known around his community and has a good clientele. People prefer him because he is trustworthy, has great prices, and unbeatable service upon request.

Mario is very friendly and honest; he is very humble and is always dedicated to his work. He enjoyings fighting for what he wants and for this reason he strives every day to earn a more prosperous future and thus succeed as he deserves.

During the last few weeks, demand has increased and he needs to invest in materials so as not to disappoint his clients, but he does not have enough capital. For this reason, he requests a loan from INTEGRAL in order to buy iron at wholesale. Mario Alberto has good payment references and is very responsible. He is satisfied with the help and assures that he can repay the debt. At the same time, he is confident that he will be able to offer economic security to his household.
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Mario Alberto de treinta y nueve años de edad vive junto a su vive junto a su compañera de vida Reina y sus hijos en casa propia; él posee una herrería donde elaboran rejas, muebles, esculturas, herramientas, artículos decorativos y religiosos, campanas entre otros, es muy conocido por las personas del lugar, y tiene mucha clientela pues las personas lo prefieren porque es muy confiable, tiene excelentes precios y un servicio inigualable siempre a la orden de los clientes; Mario se caracteriza por su gran amabilidad y honestidad es muy humilde y siempre esta dedicado a su labor, le gusta luchar por lo que desea por eso se esfuerza dia a dia para ganarse un futuro mas prospero y así obtener el éxito que se merece, en las ultimas semanas aumento la demanda y necesita invertir para no decepcionar a la clientela, pero no posee de suficiente capital por eso le solicita a INTEGRAL un comprar hierro por mayor . Mario Alberto tiene buenas referencias de pago y es muy responsable se siente satisfecho con la ayuda, asegura que podrá saldar la deuda y a la vez tiene fe que llevara a su hogar seguridad económica.

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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 Mario Alberto to buy iron at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013