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Mario Ernesto
Mario is 52 years old and lives with his wife and 6 year old son. He has been selling fruits and vegetables for twelve years. He uses his vehicle, in which he places wooden boxes to exhibit the fruits and vegetables. He sells retail, mainly to all the passers-by and residents of the city and surrounding cantons. Mario is requesting a loan to purchase wholesale fruits and vegetables and thus, continue with his business. He has many customers who are looking for products that are very fresh at affordable prices. In this way, he will be able to continue bringing daily sustenance to his home.
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Don Mario de 52 años de edad, vive con su esposa y su hijo de 6 años, es comerciante de frutas y verduras. Desde hace 12 años. Utiliza su vehículo en el que coloca cajas de madera para exhibir las frutas y verduras, que vende al por menor, es decir a todos los transeúntes y habitantes de la ciudad y cantones aledaños, don Mario solicita un crédito para poder comprar frutas y verduras por mayor y asi seguir con su negocio ya que tiene mucha clientela que lo busca por sus productos que son muy frescos y a recias accesibles y asi el podrá seguir llevando el sustento diario a su hogar

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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
  • 607
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,030,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mario Ernesto to purchase wholesale fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2014