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Dominga Guadalupe
Dominga is 36 years old and lives in poor conditions with her family. For a long time, she has worked in a bakery near her village and carries their daily food home. Her home is very humble, constructed of adobe. She wants to build a wall to divide a room so that they can have better living conditions. She applies for this loan from FUSAI to invest in the purchase of brick, cement, sand, and iron to built the wall as soon as possible. She believes that her work will allow her to pay the loan by the established deadlines.
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Dominga tiene 36 años de edad y habita en condiciones muy humildes junto a su a su grupo familiar. Desde hace mucho tiempo trabaja en una panadería cercana a su localidad y de esta forma lleva el sustento diario a su casa. Su vivienda es muy humilde la cual está construida a base de bahareque. Desea construir una pared con el fin de dividir para un cuarto y así poder tener mejores condiciones habitacionales. Solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de ladrillo, cemento, arena y hierro para construir la pared lo antes posible. Confía que con lo que percibe de su trabajo logrará saldar el crédito en el plazo establecido.

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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
  • 734
    View loans »
    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,054,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Dominga Guadalupe to purchase bricks, cement, sand, and iron to construct a wall in her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2015