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Dora Alicia
Dora, 51, is a single mother with one son who, to date, is of age. All of her life she has worked very hard to get her family ahead and give them what they need. She makes her living offering domestic services and with her son, who helps her with the economy of the home, they are moving forward and improving their conditions. Her house is very humble and she has not been able to finish it since she doesn't have enough money to make the payment.

She is applying for this loan from FUSAI to invest in the purchase of doors and windows to give her home and her family better security. She hopes to be able to obtain the requested help since she cannot do it in another manner.
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Dora 51 años de edad es madre soltera de un hijo quien a la fecha ya es mayor de edad. Toda su vida ha trabajado muy duro para sacar adelante a su familia y darles lo necesario. Ella se dedica a la prestación de servicios domésticos y junto a su hijo quien ya le ayuda en la economía del hogar van saliendo adelante y mejorando sus condiciones. Su casa es muy humilde y no ha podido terminarla puesto que no le alcanza el dinero para hacer el desembolso. Solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de puertas y ventanas para darle a su vivienda y familia mayor seguridad. Espera poder obtener la ayuda solicitada ya que no puede hacerlo de otra forma.

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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
  • 732
    View loans »
    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,699,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Dora Alicia to buy: doors and windows to give her home and family better security.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2013