He sells vegetables: onions, tomatoes, chilies and potatoes, among others. He’s been in business for some time now and has a large clientele that prefers him for the quality of his product, the good prices and the excellent service.
He’d like to improve his vegetable stand which is why he approached Integral to request a loan to buy vegetables at wholesale in order to earn higher profits because they can be bought for lower prices that way. He’s sure that with the support provided he’ll be able to provide a better future for his children. In addition, he trusts in God that he’ll be able to repay the acquired debt quickly. He gives thanks in advance for the help he’ll get. He states with satisfaction that he’s capable of attaining whatever he proposes for himself.
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This loan is part of a pilot project Apoyo Integral is launching in conjunction with several local NGOs to support at-risk youth and their families with funding from Kiva. This loan product is tailored to young people who find themselves in a vulnerable situation due to the lack of access to eduation and a decent job. Moreover they are in high-risk situations because they are located in areas affected by extreme violence. Loans are combined with vocational, technical, and financial training to help these young people develop business ideas that will help them generate income, reintegrate into society, and support their dreams of being productive and contributing members of society.
Due to potential safety risks facing these youth, some of the loans are being disbursed to their parents in order to protect their identities. For the same reason, the faces of some Apoyo Integral borrowers may be blurred in photos. Apoyo Integral appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to provide much-needed support to at-risk Salvadoran youth.
About Apoyo IntegralApoyo 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.
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