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Fidubina is 58 years old, married, and lives in her own home with her husband and 20-year-old son. In addition to taking care of the household chores, Fidubina has a vegetable stand that she manages every day so that she can contribute to the household finances. She and her husband also have a banana stand that helps their family get ahead.

Fidubina has decided to invest in her home. The water trough and the walls of her house have deteriorated. For this reason, she is requesting this loan from FUSAI so that she can invest in the purchase of bricks, cement, and sand.
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Fidubina tiene 58 años de edad, es casada y habita en casa propia junto a su esposo y su hijo de 20 años de edad. Fidubina ademas de dedicarse a los oficios de la casa también cuenta con un puesto de verduras el cual atiende todos los días y es lo que le permite apoyar a la economía del hogar y junto a su esposo quien tiene un puesto de plátanos ajustan para sacar adelante a su familia. Fidubina ha tomado la decisión de invertir en su vivienda ya que la pila y las paredes de su vivinda se encuentran deterioradas. Por lo anterior solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de ladrillo, cemento y arena.

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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
  • 747
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Fidubina to buy bricks, cement, and sand for repairing the water trough and the walls of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015