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Queli Yamilex
Queli, 34, lives in her own house with her daughters, ages 8 and 12, and her 14-year-old son. Queli sells new clothing from her home and as a traveling saleswoman. She works very hard to provide for her family and she hopes to improve their living conditions.

She has decided to apply for this loan from FUSAI to invest in the purchase of materials such as: cement, sand, and bricks to build a washbasin with a laundry area and a bath. She would also like to cement the floor of the hallway in her house if there is enough money.
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Queli tiene 34 años de edad y habita en casa propia junto a sus hijas de 12 años, 8 años y su hijo de 14 años de edad. Queli se dedica a la venta de ropa nueva dentro de su vivienda y de forma ambulante. Queli trabaja muy duro para sacar adelante a su familia y desea mejorar sus condiciones. Ha tomado la decisión de solicitar este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de materiales como: cemento, arena y ladrillo para construir una pila con lavadero y un baño y además desea encementar el piso del corredor de la vivienda si le alcanza.

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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
  • 366
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,244,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Queli Yamilex to buy cement, sand, and bricks to build a large basin with a laundry area and a bath, and to cement the floor of the hallway in her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015