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Ismael, 49, has always been dedicated to his family and their well-being. He lives with his four children, his young granddaughter, and his life partner. Ismael has worked for years in his automotive repair shop, repairing cars and selling spare parts. He has loyal customers who support his shop because he does a good job.

He is applying to INTEGRAL for a loan that he will use to buy more spare parts, which is very important to growing his business and maintaining his profit. He will also buy tools and products to improve his service.
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Ismael de 49 años de edad, siempre ha sido una persona muy dedicada a su familia y al bienestar de todos en su hogar. Él vive junto a cuatro hijos y una pequeña nieta, así mismo vive junto a su compañera de vida. Ismael ha trabaja durante muchos años en su taller de mecánica automotriz, donde repara carros, y vende diferentes tipos de repuestos, el hace muy bien su trabajo por lo que posee clientes fijos y constantes lo que le ayuda mucho a Ismael a sostener el taller. Él solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, por medio del cual pueda invertir en la compra de mayor cantidad de repuestos que en la actualidad es lo que más necesita para mejorar su negocio, ya que esto le ayuda a mantener sus ganancias. Así mismo invertirá en la compra de herramientas y productos que necesite para mejorar su servicio.

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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
  • 708
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    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 $500 helped Ismael to buy spare parts to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014