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Marcos Tulio
Marcos, 33, sells vegetables, fruits and eggs in a peculiar way since he did not have the money to buy a pick-up to transport more products. He built a metal structure around his bike to transport more vegetables and other products.

Marcos lives with his wife who help with the business. They have two children under five years old. He is requesting a loan through INTEGRAL to buy more vegetables, fruit, and eggs, as well as other products such as detergents and disinfectants. Through this endeavor, he is sure he can increase his income considerably and live a better lifestyle with his family.
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Marcos de 33 años de edad, se dedica a la comercialización de verduras, frutas y huevos de una forma muy peculiar ya que no contaba con los recursos para comprar un pick up y movilizarse de forma que pudiera transportar mayor cantidad de productos, él creo una bicicleta con una estructura metálica en la cual pudiera movilizar más verduras entre otros productos. Marcos vive junto a su esposa quien le ayuda con el negocio y así mismo junto a dos pequeños hijos ambos menores de cinco años. Él solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, para poder invertir en la compra de mayor cantidad de verduras, frutas, huevos y así mismo incorporar otros productos más como detergentes y desinfectantes, con esto Marcos está muy seguro que mejorará sus ingresos considerablemente y de esta forma vivir mejor junto a su familia.

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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
  • 880
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,305,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Marcos Tulio to buy eggs, fruit and vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 29, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013