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Jose Melvin
José, who is 42 years old lives in his own house with his wife and child. He is a very responsible and hard-working person that is dedicated to making hammocks. For many years, he has been selling the products in his house and travels to different colonies that are nearby. He covers some of his household expenses with what he makes from his sales. José is seeking credit for buy material to makes his hammocks, like colored thread, wool, ribbon, etc. so that he can offer his family a better quality of life.
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Don José de 42 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y su hijo es una persona muy responsable y trabajadora, el se dedica a la elaboración de hamacas desde hace varios años comercializa sus productos en su casa de habitación y de forma ambulante por las diferentes colonias que están cerca de su lugar de residencia con lo que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, José esta solicitando un crédito con el cual realizaría la compra de material para elaborar las hamacas como hilos de colores, lanas, lazos, etc. y poder ofrecer 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
  • 767
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,698,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Jose Melvin to buy colored thread, wool, ribbon, etc. to use for his hammock-making business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2013
Sep 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015