Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Ana Lilian
Ana is 38 years old and, thanks to all their efforts to keep their family together, she and her husband have been able to get a house, which is very humble, but their own. Ana lives with her husband and their four children, who are ages eighteen, fifteen, seven, and four. They are her main source of inspiration in order to keep fighting and providing for her family.

She has been working as a domestic for over five years and wants to improve her housing conditions. That is why she is requesting this loan from FUSAI, so that she can build a roof over the corridor in her home. In order to do this, she needs materials like sheet metal and wood.
View original language description ↓
Ana tiene 38 años de edad y gracias a su gran esfuerzo por mantener a su familia unida junto a su esposo han logrado hacerse de una casa la cual es muy humilde pero propia. Ana habita junto a su esposo y sus cuatro hijos de 18 años, 15 años, 7 años y 4 años de edad quienes son su principal fuente de inspiración para seguir luchando y llevando el sustento a su hogar. Ella trabaja como empleada doméstica desde hace más de 5 años y desea mejorar las condiciones de su vivienda para lo cual solicita este crédito a FUSAI para construir el corredor de la vivienda para lo cual necesita materiales como: lámina galvanizada y madera.

Additional Information

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
  • 841
    View loans »
    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 Ana Lilian to buy sheet metal and wood to build part of the roof on her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2014
Mar 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2015