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Don Rafael works to improve security for people who request doors, guard rails for windows and gates. His family group is composed of four children whom he supports with the income from his business.

He is applying for support in order to purchase materials to manufacture the items that he sells at a profit, In the photograph he is observed handling a tool that he uses for electrical welding.
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Don Rafael, trabajos para mejorar la seguridad de personas que le solicitan puertas, defensas metálicas para ventanas, portones. Esta actividad la realiza desde hace varios años, por lo que cuenta con mucha preferencia de sus clientes. Su grupo familiar lo forman 4 hijos, a quienes mantiene con las ganancias de su negocio. Solicita apoyo para la compra de materiales para la fabricación de las estructuras que luego vende a mejor precio. En la fotografía se observa manipulando un equipo con el que realiza las soldaduras electricas.

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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
  • 753
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,534,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $500 helped Rafael to purchase material for his welding workshop.
69% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: