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He lives in a rented house together with his life partner and a 1-year-old daughter. He has a glass workshop at home. His customers appreciate the quality of his work, his good prices and his kind and responsible service. With this business, he manages to cover some of the home expenses.

He is requesting a loan to buy a drill and a glass cutting machine, among other things. He will use them in his workshop, which is his only source of income. This way, he will be able to continue working and bringing food to his family’s table every day.
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Vive en casa alquilada con su compañera de vida y su hija de 1 año de edad, él posee un negocio de vidriería ubicado en su lugar de residencia, tiene clientela por la calidad de su trabajo, los buenos precios, la amabilidad y responsabilidad que tiene en su trabajo, con lo que obtiene de su trabajo logra cubrir algunos gastos de su hogar, el cleinte esta solicitando un crédito para la compra de maquinaria un taladro, maquina cortadora de vidrio entre otras cosas, a utilizar en su negocio ya que esa es su única fuente de ingresos y asi el podrá seguir con su trabajo y llaver el pan diario a su hogar.

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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
  • 554
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped this borrower to buy a drill and a glass cutting machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014