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Jaime Antonio
Jaime is 49 years old and lives with his wife and children in their own home. He says that the most important thing in his life is his family, for whom he works very hard every day as an employee of a company in the area. In addition, Jaime has converted part of his home into a small store, where he sells a variety of snacks and other items.

Jaime is requesting this loan from Kiva and the field partner to buy cement, sand and gravel to install a concrete floor in his home. He says that he wants to improve the floor of his home as soon as possible, which as shown in the photo, is currently made of mud.
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Jaime es un hombre de 49 años de edad y reside en casa propia junto a su esposa e hijos. Para él lo más importante es su querida familia y es por quien trabaja muy duro todos los días como empleado de una empresa cerca de su localidad. Además, ha adecuado una pequeña tienda en su residencia en donde vende variedad de especies, golosinas, etc. Desea mejorar el piso de su vivienda ya que como se puede apreciar en la fotografía es de tierra. Solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de cemento, arena y grava de tal forma que pueda encementar el piso de su casa lo antes posible.

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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
  • 594
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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 $500 helped Jaime Antonio to buy cement, sand and gravel to install a concrete floor in his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2013
Nov 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015