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Raul Enrique
Raúl is 42 years old and lives in his own house with his life partner and their two sons aged 12 and 7 and a 3-year-old daughter. For a long time Raúl has earned a living selling French bread, soft drinks and fizzy drinks. This business enables him to put food on the table every day and give his children what they need.

He wants to improve the condition of the roof on one of the rooms in his house since the galvanised sheeting which is there already has deteriorated. For this reason he is asking FUSAI for a loan to buy galvanised metal sheets and beams so he can start repairing the roof as soon as possible and make the place more secure for his children.
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Raúl de 42 años de edad habita en casa propia junto a su compañera de vida y dos hijos de 12 y 7 años y una hija de 3 años de edad. Raúl se dedica a la venta de pan francés, bebidas gaseosas y naturales desde hace mucho tiempo. Dicho negocio es lo que le permite llevar el sustento diario a su casa y dar a sus hijos lo necesario. Desea mejorar las condiciones del techo de un cuarto de su vivienda ya que la lámina que actualmente posee se encuentra deteriorada. Por lo anterior solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de lámina galvanizada y polines para dar inicio a la reparación del techo lo antes posible y así dar a sus hijos mayor seguridad.

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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
  • 609
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,040,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Raul Enrique to buy galvanised metal sheeting and beams to repair the roof of his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 4, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015