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Jacqueline Emperatriz
Jacqueline is 25 years old and lives in a house she owns with her husband and her daughters who are 6 and 1 years old.

She has had a mobile business selling clothes for the last two years. Thanks to her charisma and responsibility she has managed to gain the trust of many people who demand more products from her every day.

In order to improve her family's living conditions, she has decided to request this loan from FUSAI to invest in buying cement and sand to plaster the walls of her house and therefore protect them from future rain damage.
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Jacqueline de 25 años de edad habita en casa de su propiedad junto a esposo y sus hijas de 6 años y de 1 año de edad. Ella se dedica a la venta de ropa de manera ambulante desde hace 2 años. Gracias a su carisma y responsabilidad ha logrado ganarse la confianza de muchas personas que cada día le demandan más. Con el fin de brindar mejores condiciones habitacionales a su familia, ha decidido solicitar este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de cemento y arena para repellar las paredes de su casa y así protegerlas de futuros deterioros a causa de las lluvias.

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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
  • 554
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Jacqueline Emperatriz buy cement and sand to plaster the walls of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2013
Nov 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013