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Carlos Manuel
Carlos lives with his wife, who works as a sweets seller. They have a son, who is eleven. Carlos sells various products such as sweets, toys, lamps, glue, children's guitars, balls, and other items. His business is located on the main street, a fact that helps him have many customers, since his wares are in full view of passersby, adults and children alike. Carlos's dearest wish is to improve his business and his sales. This is why he asks for a loan with which to buy more toys, sweets, gifts, and other items to sell.
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Carlos vive junto a su esposa quien trabaja vendiendo dulces, y así mismo vive junto a un hijo de once años de edad. Carlos trabaja vendiendo productos varios como: dulces, juguetes, lámparas, pegamentos, guitarras para niños, pelotas y otros más. Su negocio se encuentra sobre calle principal, lo que le ayuda mucho a que las personas le compren, ya que está a la vista de todos los adultos y niños que transitan por la zona. Él con mucha ilusión de mejorar su negocio y aumentar sus ventas, solicita un préstamo para poder comprar mayor cantidad de juguetes, dulces, sorpresitas para niños entre otros artículos más y de esta manera mejorar su negocio.

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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
  • 711
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,098,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Carlos Manuel to buy sweets, toys, and other products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 25, 2013