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Jose Salvador
José is 44 years old and lives in his own house with his wife and their two children. José is a hard working, responsible and forward-looking man. He has worked as a bricklayer for 20 years in various places around the area since a lot of people want him to do work for them because of his experience.

His home is very basic and is made of metal sheeting, but is unfinished. He is asking for this loan from FUSAI to buy galvanised metal sheeting so he can finish the walls of his house.
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José de 44 años de edad habita en casa de su propiedad junto a su esposa y sus dos hijos. José se caracteriza por ser un hombre trabajador, responsable y visionario. Desde hace 20 años trabaja como albañil en diferentes zonas de su localidad ya que por su experiencia muchas personas solicitan sus servicios. Su vivienda es muy humilde construida a base de lámina la cual no está terminada. Solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de lámina galvanizada para terminar las paredes de su vivienda.

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More information about this loan

This loan will be administered by FUSAI (Salvadoran Foundation for Comprehensive Development), a Salvadoran NGO that owns Kiva partner Apoyo Integral. FUSAI will disburse this loan in order to reach a population that doesn't currently work with Apoyo Integral. This type of loan covers basic services (like housing and water), and supports small business and agricultural activities. Borrowers come from low-income families in rural and peri-urban communities, and are considered to be too poor or lack the proper guarantees to get credit through traditional banks or microfinance institutions. Before receiving their loans, they are vetted by local community organizations and enrolled in classes in financial literacy, and the importance of sanitation, potable water and clean energy. Additionally, FUSAI enables borrowers to guarantee one another and take out loans smaller than El Salvador's average. Important to note is El Salvador is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world, holding the 2nd place in the ranking of murders per capita. All these FUSAI borrowers live in areas considered by the police as highly violent and dangerous, mainly because of gangs influence. Main risks they face in these areas are thefts, extortions, kidnappings and murders.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 635
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,078,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jose Salvador to buy galvanised metal sheets to repair the walls of his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014