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Jaime Antonio
Forty-four-year-old Jaime is hard-working and responsble with his household. In spite of his disability, he does not give up on trying to get ahead. Jaime has had a business buying and selling scrap materials, such as aluminium, iron, cans, plastic bottles and more, for four years. He has been running this business out of his home for four years and the earnings from sales allow him to cover household costs. Jaime owns his house, and lives there with his wife and two daughters, aged 18 and 15 years old each. Both hs daughters are studying. Jaime is applying for a loan in order to buy scales, sledgehammers, and other tools that he will use to continue with his business. This is Jaime's only source of income and, with it, he will be able to continue bringing home his daily bread.
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Jaime de 44 años de edad es una persona muy trabajadora y responsable en su hogar a pesar de su discapacidad no se da por vencido en salir a delante, el posee un negocio de compra y venta de chatarra como: aluminio, hierro, latas, botellas plásticas, etc. ubicado en su lugar de residencia desde hace 4 años, con lo que obtiene de sus ventas logra solventar los gastos que se le presentan en el hogar, vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus dos hijas de 18 y 15 años de edad ellas estudian actualmente, Jaime está solicitando un crédito para la compra de una bascula de plancha, almáganas y demás herramientas que utiliza para poder seguir con su negocio ya que esa es su única fuente de trabajo y así podrá seguir llevando el sustento diario a su hogar.

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More information about this loan

This loan will help a low-income family purchase environmentally-friendly goods and equipment, including solar products (lights, water pumps, heaters), biodigesters, energy-efficient light bulbs and gas stoves. Lacking electricity, many people in rural El Salvador are forced to use firewood for cooking and kerosene for lighting, expensive solutions that endanger their health and well-being. By funding this loan, you are providing access to greener, healthier alternatives.

This Kiva loan will be either be a cash laon or an in-kind loan.  An in-kind loan is used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

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
  • 530
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,800,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jaime Antonio to buy scales, sledgehammers, and other tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014