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Manuel Tranquilino
Don Manuel, 61 years old, lives with his wife and mother-in-law in his own home. He is a hardworking, responsible and very entrepreneurial man. For many years he has sold goat’s milk in the area where he resides. He has many good clients because he has known how to gain his customers’ confidence. He offers quality and good prices in his products.

Don Manuel has decided to invest in his goats’ care because his business depends on their well-being. Consequently he has requested a loan in order to buy vitamins and animal feed and allow for the purchase of more goats so that he can expand his business. In this way he hopes to make a profit and to continue providing his household with greatly needed economic help.
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Don Manuel de 61 años de edad, vive con esposa y su suegra en casa propia, don Manuel es un hombre trabajador, responsable y muy emprendedor, desea hace varios años se dedica a la venta de leche de cabra en la zona donde reside. Tiene muy buena clientela ya que ha sabido ganarse la confianza de sus clientes. Ofrece calidad y buenos precios en sus productos, ha decidido invertir en el cuidado de sus cabras ya que de eso depende su negocio. Por eso ha solicitado un crédito para poder comprar vitaminas y concentrado y ajustar para la compra de mas cabras que le permita crecer en el negocio. Con esto espera obtener resultados favorables y continuar brindando la ayuda económica a su hogar que tanto lo necesita.

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This loan is part of Apoyo Integral's program to help subsistence farmers located in high-risk regions of El Salvador, including coastal strips, river banks, and volcano fault lines. The program, which offers reduced interest rates, targets farmers who don't qualify for formal funding due to their low-income and geographical risk. By funding this loan, you are helping Apoyo and a local non-governmental organization extend risk-tolerant credit to even more farmers.

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
  • 516
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,744,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Manuel Tranquilino to buy vitamins and animal feed and allow for the purchase of more goats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013