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Partner Description:

Apoyo Integral (Apoyo) is a regulated organization offering financial products for clients to increase their working capital, purchase fixed assets, buy and remodel homes, expand agricultural businesses and more. Founded in 2002, Apoyo’s target group is businessmen and women who have already established their businesses but need financial support to strengthen or expand them.

The organization focuses mainly on the production, commerce and service sectors. To date, the organization has opened 25 agencies across the country and has a portfolio of $76.3 million. Its services have benefitted more than 100,000 unbanked clients. Kiva’s funds are used to expand Apoyo’s lending services, with a particular emphasis on helping women in rural areas build sustainable businesses and enhance their quality of life.



Apoyo’s client who took a loan to start tortilla business

Partnership and awards

With an aim to improve its financial assistance, Apoyo partners with Salvadoran Foundation for Integral Support (FUSAI) to offer technical advice on construction issues including circulation, ventilation, lighting, and, to a lesser degree, recommendations for optimizing their budgets. The partnership seeks to support the progress and completion of construction work.

Apoyo Integral has been recognized for the transparency of its operations and won the 2005 Transparency Award (Premio a la Transparencia 2005) from MIX Market and REDCAMIF (The Central American and Caribbean Network of Microfinance) at the Third Central American Conference on Microfinance.

In 2006, the organization received the Excellency Award (Premio a la Excelencia 2006) from the Multi-Sector Investment Bank’s Micro and Small Enterprise Development Trust for having achieved the most growth among its peer institutions in 2005.

Image courtesy of Apoyo Integral.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Dec 18, 2007 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $7,288,350 $608,329,400
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $582,625
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 484
Amount of Paying Back Loans $2,191,000 $122,320,675
Number of Paying Back Loans 4,234 131,367
Amount of Ended Loans $5,097,350 $485,426,100
Number of Ended Loans 8,168 614,300
Delinquency Rate 3.35% 3.71%
Amount in Arrears $50,485 $2,971,692
Outstanding Portfolio $1,506,170 $80,096,340
Number of loanDelinquent 453 13,452
Default Rate 1.20% 1.10%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $61,397 $5,357,098
Amount of Ended Loans $5,097,350 $485,426,100
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 171 16,819
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.09%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $572,888
Refund Rate 0.39% 0.75%
Amount of Refunded Loans $28,300 $4,553,925
Number of Refunded Loans 37 5,085

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 64.50% 74.22%
Average Loan Size $588 $419
Average Individual Loan Size $588 $656
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,831
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $4,900 $3,423
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 12.00% 12.24%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 11.06 days 5.72 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $53.17 $73.23
  Average Loan Term 13.64 months 10.42 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 605 303,265
  Journaling Rate 6.69% 42.41%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.04 0.08
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.88 1.83

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2012 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 25% PY 31.00% PY 33.29% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 0.1% 0.7% -1.37%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 53.80% 34.00% 38.28%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Felix Acevedo
Angelica Acosta
Roberto Alvarado
erika burgos
Luis Castillo
Tony Castillo
Cristina Cornejo
Reina de Cabrera
Silvia de Melendez
Flor de María Grande Carrero
Luis Gutierrez
William Jacobo
Soraya Leon Ruiz
yenik Lopez
Yenyk Lopez
francisco mancia
Carlos Eduardo Martinez
ismael martinez
Luis Antonio Mendez Barrientos
Sonia Molina
Josué Pérez
Karla Alejandra Perez Castaneda
René Mauricio Salazar
Emma Trujillo
Imelda Zaldivar