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Rosa Mirian
Rosa is 44 years old and lives in the house she owns with her husband, who works in construction and helps her support their household. Six years ago she was able to set up a tortilla stand in her home. This allows her to contribute to the household economy. With lots of effort, she has managed to build her house alongside her husband.

She wants to finish some pending improvements as soon as possible. That is why she is requesting this loan from FUSAI to invest in building a wall she has not been able to finish and repairing the roof, which is damaged. She will use the loan to buy cement, bricks, sand, iron, sheeting, and wood. She hopes to receive this help in order to finish the wall and repair her home's roof.
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Rosa de 44 años de edad habita en casa de su propiedad junto a su esposo quien es albañil y le ayuda con la economía del hogar. Desde hace 6 años logró establecer un pequeño puesto de tortillas en su hogar de residencia. De esa forma logra colaborar con la economía de su hogar. Con mucho esfuerzo ha logrado construir su casa junto con su esposo. Su deseo es terminar algunas mejoras que tiene pendientes y desea terminar lo antes posible. Esta es la razón por la cual solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la construcción de un muro que no ha logrado terminar y para reparar el techo ya que se encuentra dañado. Con el crédito comprará cemento, ladrillo, arena, hierro, lámina y madera. Espera poder obtener esta ayuda para terminar el muro y reparar el techo de su vivienda.

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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
  • 515
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,744,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rosa Mirian to buy materials to finish building a wall around her house and repair the roof.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015