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Francisco A. A., age 58, is a very hard-working man. He has worked to get ahead since he was very young. He lives in San Juan Opico in the La Libertad department. He lives with his wife, who devotes herself to the household chores.

Francisco works as a farmer. He grows corn and beans, which he uses for personal consumption and to sell.

Francisco is requesting a loan to be able to have the money he needs to make repairs to his house. He will do things like repair the roof and improve a wall. This is the way that Francisco hopes to improve the conditions at home. This way he will provide his wife with security.
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Francisco A. A. de 58 años de edad, es un hombre muy trabajador el cual ha trabajado desde muy joven por salir adelante, reside en San Juan Opico, en el departamento de La Libertad, en donde vive junto a su esposa la cual se dedica a los quehaceres del hogar. Francisco trabaja como agricultor, sembrando maíz y frijoles el cual es utilizado para el consumo personal y así mismo para vender. Francisco solicita un préstamo con el cual pueda contar con el dinero necesario para invertir en arreglos en su hogar como reparar el techo y mejorar una pared, de esta forma Francisco espera mejorar las condiciones de su hogar y de esta forma brindarle seguridad a su esposa.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 580
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,710,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Francisco buy materials to repair his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2013