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Mr. Israel F. lives in his own home in a residential area of Lourdes in the department (region) of La Libertad in El Salvador. He has 2 children; his life partner helps him in the business. He has worked with Apoyo Integral for 3 years now. His loans have all been well invested; with the investments his business has grown over the years. His progress to date has been outstanding. He'll use this loan to buy more of his best-selling products, along with the products his clients demand most in this season, such as beverages, basic grains, oils, and different styles of clothing.

Translated from Spanish by Erin Corcoran, Kiva volunteer.

El señor Israel F., vive en casa propia en una colonia de Lourdes departamento de la Libertad en El Salvador, tiene dos hijos y su compañera de vida que le ayuda en el negocio.
Actualmente tiene tres años de trabajar con Integral y sus créditos todos han sido bien invertidos ya que su negocio a crecido con el paso de los años , hasta la fecha se ve su mejoría de manera notable, este financiamiento lo ocupara para poder comprar los productos que mas se venden y que en esta temporada solicitan sus clientes tales como bebida los granos básicos y aceites y ropa de diferentes estilos

Additional Information

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
  • 676
    View loans »
    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Israel buy some of his best-selling products: beverages, basic grains, oil, clothing and other items consumed daily by the people of his area.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 5, 2008
Dec 22, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010