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Melvin Alexander
Melvin is 26 years old and lives with his mother and his wife, and 3 children. All his children are in school. Melvin sells a variety of products, including felt items, balloons, small gifts, sweets, and other things. His sales are very much influenced by the season.

Melvin wishes to improve his sales and increase his earnings. That's why he is requesting a loan through INTEGRAL, so that he can invest in the purchase of various products to sell, like felt items, cups, sweets, cards, and other items, allowing him to continue expanding his business and his family economy.
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Melvin de 26 años de edad, vive junto a su madre, su esposa y tres hijos que se dedican a estudiar. Melvin trabaja como comerciante de productos varios como: peluches, globos, pequeños regalos, dulces y otros más, su venta se ve muy influenciada dependiendo de la temporada que sea. Melvin desea mejorar sus ventas e incrementar sus ganancias, es por esto que solicita un préstamo a INTEGRAL, para poder invertir en la compra de productos varios para vender como: peluches, tazas, dulces, tarjetas y otros más, los cuales le permitan ver un crecimiento en su negocio y en su economía familiar.

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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
  • 538
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Melvin Alexander to buy sweets, felt objects, cups, and more, to improve his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013