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Luis Francisco
Luis, 44, has worked fishing by hand for several years. He has many customers because his product is fresh and prices are really affordable. He uses profits earned to cover some of his household expenses. He lives in his own house with his wife and three children who are 20, 18 and 9 years of age; all attend school.

Luis is asking for a loan to be able to buy dragnets to fish and to be able to repair the boat which is shown in the photograph since it’s his source of work to be able to fish. He will thus be able to earn higher profits to give his family better quality of life.
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Luis de 44 años de edad se dedica a la pesca artesanal desde hace varios años, tiene mucha clientela ya que su producto es fresco y a precios realmente accesibles, con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar algunos gasto de su hogar vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus tres hijos de 20, 18 y 9 años de edad ellos estudian actualmente, luis está solicitando un crédito para poder comprar trasmallos para la pesca y poder arreglar la lancha que es la que muestra la fotografía ya que esa es su fuente de trabajo para poder realizar la pesca, así poder obtener mejores ganancias para darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 708
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,167,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Luis Francisco to buy dragnets and to repair the boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 25, 2013