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Ruben is 51 years old and lives in his own house with his wife and two children. He is a very hardworking person, who fully devotes himself to his business, with the sole desire to succeed and thus provide a better life for his family. He is a street vendor, selling fruits in different markets that are near his residence. His wife helps him with the business. Ruben is requesting a loan to buy papayas, bananas, pineapples, etc.. wholesale so that he will be able to sell more, which is his priority, as it will enable him to give his family a better life.
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Ruben de 51 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus dos hijos, el es una persona muy trabajadora, quien se dedica de lleno a su negocio, todo con el único deseo de salir adelante y de esta manera brindarle una vida mejor a su familia. El se dedica a la venta de frutas lo hace de forma ambulante por los diferentes mercados que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, su esposa le ayuda con el negocio. Ruben solicita un préstamo para poder comprar papayas, guineos, piñas, etc. por mayor ya que de esta manera el podrá vender más, lo cual es su prioridad, ya que de esta manera podrá darles una vida mejor a su familia.

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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
  • 716
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,117,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Ruben to buy papayas, bananas, pineapples, etc. wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2014
Apr 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015