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Francisco is 65 and lives with his family. He has a small business selling corn and sorghum. He is very well-known in the area, and has acquired a lot of customers, as what he sells is top-quality and affordable. In addition, the service is excellent.

Francisco always greets people with a smile on his face. He is a very hard-working man, 100% dedicated to what he does. He believes that the harder you work, the greater the reward. He is ready to see his business grow, and this is why he is applying to Integral for a loan that will allow him to buy corn and sorghum at wholesale.

Francisco hopes that in this way, he will be able to provide his household with a better quality of life.
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Francisco de sesenta y cinco años de edad vive junto a su familia, el posee una venta de maíz y maicillo, es muy conocido en la zona y se ha hecho de mucha clientela pues lo que comercia es de primera calidad y a precios accesibles además el servicio es excelente francisco siempre recibe a las personas con una sonrisa en el rostro; es un hombre muy trabajador dedicado al cien por ciento a lo que realiza piensa que entre más duro trabaje más grande será la recompensa, está dispuesto a ver crecer su negocio es por eso que le solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito que le permita comprar maíz y maicillo por mayor. Francisco tiene la esperanza que así podrá llevar a su hogar una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 552
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Francisco to buy corn and sorghum at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 4, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013