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Santiago Benjamin
Santiago, 34, lives with his wife and two children. He has worked for several years selling shoes and sandals in the market near his place of residence. He has many customers because his products are very good quality and prices are really affordable.

Santiago is asking for a loan to be able to buy more merchandise at wholesale so his customers will always be satisfied and he can earn higher profits to give his family better economic stability.
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Santiago de 34 años de edad vive con su esposa y sus 2 hijos, el se dedica a la venta de zapatos y sandalias desde hace varios años en el mercado que esta cerca de su lugar de residencia tiene mucha clientela pues sus productos son de muy buena calidad y a precios realmente accesibles, Santiago esta solicitando un crédito para poder comprar mas mercadería por mayor y asi tener siempre a los clientes satisfechos y pueda obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia una mejor estabilidad 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
  • 659
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,216,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Santiago Benjamin to buy more shoes at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 25, 2013