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Luis Alonso
Luis Alonso L. is 39 years old and he lives in the region of Ahuachapan. He lives together with his wife, their 6-year old daughter, and his mother. For several years he has had his own business selling household and personal use products as well as food items. One of the greatest advantages is that he does not have any competition. He is the only one with a store in his location. His wife helps him tend to the store and they both work together with a great dream of coming out ahead. They wish to improve their business, supplying it with all types of products, such as: bread, medicines, snacks, various types of drinks, detergents, basic grains, and many other products which are so important to a business of this type. These products are the most in demand. Luis wants to find success for his business especially because it is their only source of income.
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Luis Alonso L. de 39 años de edad, reside en el departamento de Ahuachapán, en donde vive junto a su esposa, una hija de 6 años de edad y junto a su madre. Desde hace varios atrás que él se dedica a atender su propio negocio el cual es una tienda de productos varios como productos para el hogar, para uso personal y productos alimenticios, y una de sus mayores ventajas es que no posee competencia, lo cual es muy beneficioso para él debido a que es el único que vende en el lugar. Su esposa le ayuda a atender la tienda y ambos trabajan con muchos deseos de salir adelante y así mismo de mejorar su negocio, surtiéndolo con todos los productos posibles para obtener más ganancias. Luis solicita un préstamo por medio del cual pueda invertir en la tienda comprando productos como: pan, medicinas, golosinas, diferentes tipos de bebidas, detergentes, granos básicos y muchos productos más los cuales son primordiales en un negocio como este, ya que son los que más se solicitan. Luis desea mucho poder prosperar en su negocio, sobretodo porque es su única fuente de ingresos.

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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
  • 531
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  • $31,785,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Luis Alonso to purchase general store merchandise for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2010
Dec 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 28, 2011