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Edgardo Balmore
Edgardo Balmore is 28 years old and lives with his family, which is composed of his wife and two children. Edgardo has worked in fishing for 13 years. Thanks to this activity, he has managed to make the money necessary to meet his family's basic needs.

While he fishes, his wife sells the seafood that they offer for sale day in and day out. Both work for a better future for their children; they dream of giving them a better quality of life that might allow their children access to better conditions than they have had.

With an enterprising vision, Edgardo made the decision to request this loan from INTEGRAL to invest in his business; he needs to buy some equipment necessary for fishing, like nets, floats, lead sinkers, leaders, etc. He has a great deal of confidence that in this way, his economic situation will improve and he will be able to continue bringing home bread every day.
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Edgardo Balmore tiene 28 años de edad y habita junto a su grupo familiar el cual está integrado por su esposa y dos hijos. Edgardo se dedica a la pesca desde hace 13 años. Gracias a esta actividad es como logra sacar los ingresos necesarios para cubrir las principales necesidades de su familia. Mientras él se dedica a la pesca su esposa realiza la venta de los mariscos que día con día comercializan. Ambos trabajan por un futuro mejor para sus hijos, ya que sueñan con darles una mejor calidad de vida que les permita tener acceso a mejores condiciones a las que ellos han tenido. Con una visión emprendedora, ha tomado la decisión de solicitar este crédito a INTEGRAL para invertir en su negocio ya que necesita comprar algunos productos necesarios para la pesca tales como: redes, flotadores, plomo lazos, etc. Tiene mucha confianza que de esta forma su situación económica mejorará y podrá continuar llevando el pan de cada día a su hogar.

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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
  • 510
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Edgardo Balmore to purchase nets, floats, lead sinkers, leaders, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2012
Jun 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012