She lives in the family home and wants to help her family do repairs to the house that in the future will be her inheritance. The roof needs to be repaired and the walls fixed because they have been damaged by the rain and need to be repaired as soon as possible. She requests a loan to FUSAI to invest in buying materials such as galvanized sheets, joists, sand, and concrete. Yamileth indicates she will be able to pay for the installments related to the loan.
Yamileth de 21 años de edad habita junto a su grupo familiar y es una joven muy emprendedora y visionaria. Yamileth trabaja como empleada en variedad de eventos brindando información y en la parte logística. De esta forma se gana la vida y colabora con la economía del hogar. Habita en vivienda familiar y desea ayudar a su familia en la reparación de la casa que un futuro será su herencia. Necesita reparar el techo y repellar las paredes ya que con las lluvias se han dañado y requiere reparación lo antes posible. Solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de los materiales como; lámina galvanizada, polines, arena y cemento. Yamileth expresa tener la capacidad de pagar las cuotas que el crédito implica.
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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 IntegralApoyo 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.
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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.
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