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This borrower is a very hardworking, respectable, and honest person. He has an industrial workshop and he has been making doors, balconies, railings, etc. for several years. With the earnings from his work, he manages to cover some of his household expenses. He lives in his own house with his wife and son.

He is applying for a loan to buy necessary materials such as iron, aluminum sheets, and everything he needs to carry out his work. He will then be able to continue bringing the daily bread home to his family.
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El cliente es una persona muy trabajadora, honrada y honesta, el tiene un taller industrial se dedica hacer puertas, balcones, barandas, etc desde hace varios años con las ganancias que obtienen de su trabajo logra cubrir algunos gastos de su hogar vive en casa propia con su esposa y su hijo. El cliente solicita un crédito para poder comprar los materiales necesarios como hierro, laminas, y todo lo necesario para poder realizar su trabajo y asi seguir llevando el pan diario a su familia.

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More information about this loan

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 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 $300 helped this borrower to buy iron, aluminum sheets, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2014