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Juan Antonio
Juan, 50, lives with his life companion and their four children two of whom are adults and two still economically dependent on him (11-years-old and 13-years-old). He’s worked in agriculture 30 years growing blackberries, spinach, cilantro and watercress. His family is most important to him and this is why he works and seeks ways of moving them forward.

He wants to repair the roof at home. It’s currently tile but it’s broken and won’t keep the rain out so his and his family’s few possessions get wet.

He’s asking FUSAI for this loan to buy galvanized metal sheets, roofing purlins, screws and to pay labor costs. He hopes to get this support as soon as possible to repair the roof.
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Juan de 50 años de edad habita junto a su compañera de vida y 4 hijos dos de los cuales son mayores de edad y dos están bajo su responsabilidad económica (11 años y 13 años de edad). Él se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 30 años. En su terreno cultiva mora, espinaca, cilantro y berro. Para él lo más importante es su familia y es por ella que trabaja y busca las formas de sacarla adelante. Desea mejorar el techo de su casa el cual actualmente es de teja pero se encuentra quebrada y no soporta el agua lluvia lo que provoca que sus pocas pertenencias y su familia se moje. Solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de lámina galvanizada, polines, pines y para pagar mano de obra. Espera poder contar con este apoyo lo antes posible y hacer la reparación del techo.

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
  • 710
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,614,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Juan Antonio to buy building supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013