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Giovanni Alexander
Giovanni is 19 years old and lives with his mother, who works as a beautician, and his younger sister, who is in school.

Giovanni is hard-working and responsible and wants to help his mother out with the household expenses. This is why he worked hard to start his own metal shop two years ago. Due to not having enough money to invest in iron, he has not been able to accept all of the jobs that have been offered to him. He does not want this situation to continue, and that is why he is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL which he will invest in the purchase of iron in bulk, tools, and other items necessary for him to improve the way in which he works.

Giovanni has many dreams which he will be able to realize, little by little, as long as his business keeps growing.
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Giovanni de 19 años de edad, vive junto a su madre quien trabaja como cosmetóloga y junta a una hermana menor que se dedica a estudiar. Giovanni es trabajador y responsable quien desea ayudar a su madre con los gastos del hogar, por lo que con mucho sacrificio puso su propio taller de estructuras metálicas hace dos años atrás. Debido a la falta de dinero para invertir en más hierro, él se ha visto obligado a no aceptar todo el trabajo que le solicitan, lo que ya no desea que siga ocurriendo, por esto Giovanni solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, con el cual pueda invertir en la compra de hierro por mayoreo, herramientas y otros más para seguir realizando su trabajo de la mejor manera. Giovanni está lleno de muchos sueños los cuales poco a poco con la mejora de su negocio podrá ir realizando.

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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
  • 716
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,117,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Giovanni Alexander to buy iron to make metal structures to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014