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Carlos R., resides in Zacatecoluca with his wife. Both are known as honest and hardworking people. Despite his advanced age Carlos has a small business in which he sells medicines; 3 days a week he delivers the medicines, leaves them on credit, and collects payment on the next visit. Carlos and his wife support themselves from these sales, and it is because of this that Carlos is requesting a loan through which he will obtain the resources to be able to increase the quantity of medicines and offer a better variety to people. His end goal is obtain higher earnings to be able to have a better life with his wife, supplied with all the basic necessities of a home.
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Carlos R., reside en Zacatecoluca, junto a su esposa. Ambos son reconocidos como personas muy honradas y trabajadoras. A pesar de su avanzada edad el señor Carlos tiene un pequeño negocio en el cuál vende medicinas y las comercializa de manera ambulante tres veces a la semana, él deja al crédito los productos y los cobra en la siguiente visita. Tanto él como su esposa se mantiene de esta venta, es por ello que Carlos solícita un préstamo a través del cuál obtenga los recursos para poder aumentar la cantidad de medicinas y de esta manera brindar mayor variedad a las personas, con el fin de obtener mayores ganancias para lograr tener una mejor vida junto a su esposa, suplida de todas las necesidades básicas de un hogar.

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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
  • 491
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,339,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Carlos to purchase more medicines for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2010