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48 year old Santiago has had a bodywork and painting workshop in his home for 8 years. He has many customers because of the quality of his work and his good prices. He is able to cover some of his household expenses with his profits. He lives in his own home with his partner and their 4 children. Santiago is requesting a loan to buy paint, a compressor, a polisher, and other tools that he needs to continue his business as this is his only source of income. This will enable him to give his family what they need without limits.
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Santiago de 48 años de edad tiene un taller de enderezado y pintura en su lugar de residencia desde hace 8 años posee mucha clientela por la calidad de su trabajo y los buenos precios, con las ganancias que obtiene logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, vive en casa propia con su compañera de vida y sus cuatros hijos, Santiago está solicitando un crédito para la compra de pinturas, lijas, un compresor, una pulidora y demas herramientas que necesita, para poder seguir con su trabajo ya que esa es su única fuente de ingresos y así podrá seguirle dando a su familia lo que necesita sin limitación alguna.

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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
  • 545
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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 Santiago to buy paint, sandpaper, a compressor, a polisher, and other tools that he needs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2014