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Alba Noemi
Alba is 36 years old and lives in her own house along with her husband and their two daughters who are 16 and 6 years old. Alba is an entrepreneurial woman who is dedicated to selling beauty products and consumable products. Alba wishes to build a bathroom, a septic tank and to plaster the walls of a room that is in bad shape. For the above, she requests this loan from FUSAI to invest in the purchase of brick, sand, cement and iron to proceed with the construction of the bathroom and improvement of the room's walls.
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Alba tiene 36 años de edad y habita en casa propia junto a su esposo y sus dos hijas de 16 años y 6 años de edad. Alba es una mujer emprendedora quien se dedica a la comercialización de productos de belleza y productos de consumo. Alba desea construir un baño sanitario, una fosa séptica, y repellar las paredes de un cuarto que se encuentran en mal estado. Por lo anterior solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de ladrillo, arena, cemento y hierro para proceder a la construcción del baño y a la mejora de las paredes del cuarto.

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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
  • 724
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,708,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Alba Noemi to buy brick, sand, cement and iron to build a bathroom and to plaster the walls of a room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015