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Melvin Eliezar
Melvin, age 30, lives with his family, which is comprised of his wife and their two children. He sells garlic in an itinerant manner in the different neighborhoods that are close to his house. With what he gets from his profits his manages to pay some of the household expenses.

Melvin is requesting a loan to buy garlic in bulk in order to be able to continue with his work. This is his only source of income. This way he will be able to give his family what they need without any limitation.
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Melvin de 30 años de edad vive con su grupo familiar conformado por sus dos hijos y su esposa, el se dedica a la venta de ajo, comercializa de forma ambulante por las diferentes colonias que se encuentran cerca de su lugar de residencia, con lo que obtiene de sus ganancias logra solventar algunos gastos de su hogar, Melvin esta solicitando un crédito para la compra de ajos por mayor para poder seguir con su trabajo ya que esa es su única fuente de ingresos y así poderle dar a su familia lo que necesitan 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
  • 574
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Melvin Eliezar to buy garlic in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2013
Feb 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015