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Juan Antonio
Juan is 39 years old and lives with his wife and their two children in their own home. For Juan, family is the most important aspect of life, and he works extremely hard to provide all he can for his family. Juan works as a mason, and thanks to the high quality work he does, his skills are in high demand.

With the support from this loan, Juan plans to purchase construction materials that will allow him to lay cement floor over the dirt floor of his home and build a hallway to protect his family's few possessions from rain damage. He plans to purchase wood, cement, gravel, sand and galvanized metal laminated sheets for his construction project.
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Juan de 39 años de edad, habita en casa sencilla junto a su esposa y sus dos pequeños hijos. Para Juan su familia es su principal prioridad y por ella hace todo lo que esté a su alcance para llevar el sustento a su hogar. Él se dedica a la albañilería y gracias al buen trabajo que realiza muchas personas lo prefieren y demandan sus servicios. Con el fin de mejorar poco a poco sus condiciones habitacionales solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la construcción de un corredor ya que cuando llueve el agua se le filtra y daña sus pocas pertenencias. Con el crédito comprará lámina galvanizada, madera, cemento, grava y arena ya que también va a encementar el piso del mismo.

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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
  • 580
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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 Juan Antonio to purchase wood, cement, gravel, sand and galvanized metal laminated sheets for laying a cement floor and building a hallway onto his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2015