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Jorge Arturo
Jorge, 30, lives with his life companion and two small children. He’s been working in agriculture mainly growing corn and beans six years. Also, he buys and sells vegetables in the local market.

His main asset is his humble, simple abode that he wants to make improvements to. His house currently lacks a front porch and when it rains water leaks in. In addition, in the afternoon the sun is bothersome and it ruins his few possessions.

To solve this problem, he has asked FUSAI for a loan to buy galvanized metal sheets, bricks and cement to build a porch at home.
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Jorge de 30 años de edad vive junto a su compañera de vida y sus dos pequeños hijos. Tiene 6 años de dedicarse a la agricultura, principalmente al cultivo de maíz y frijoles. Además, compra y vende verduras en el mercado de su localidad. Su principal posesión es su humilde y sencilla casa la cual desea hacerle algunas mejoras. Actualmente, su casa no cuenta con un corredor y cuando llueve el agua se filtra, de igual forma en las tardes el sol molesta y arruina sus pocas pertenencias. Con el fin de solucionar este problema, solicita a FUSAI este crédito para invertir en la compra de lámina galvanizada, ladrillo y cemento de tal forma que le permita construir el corredor de su vivienda.

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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
  • 511
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Jorge Arturo to buy building supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013