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Marta Lidia
Marta is 48 years old. She lives in her own house with her husband and their two children, aged 17 and 15. Marta has earned her living by selling vegetables and ornamental plants for 20 years. This is the way that she and her husband pay for the household expenses and give their children what they need. She wants to repair the floor and the roof of her house. That is why she is asking for this loan from FUSAI to invest in buying galvanized sheeting, cement and sand to repair the roof and put in a cement floor.
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Marta tiene 48 años de edad y habita en casa propia junto a su esposo y sus dos hijos de 17 y 15 años de edad. Marta se gana la vida por medio de la venta de verduras y plantas ornamentales desde hace 20 años. De esta forma es como junto a su esposo mantienen la economía del hogar y dan a sus hijos lo necesario. Desea reparar el piso y el techo de la vivienda para lo cual solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de lámina galvanizada, cemento y arena para reparar el techo de la vivienda y para encementar el piso de la misma.

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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
  • 781
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,231,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Marta Lidia to buy galvanized sheeting, cement and sand to repair the roof on the house and put in a cement floor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015