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Edwin Bladimir
Edwin, 35, lives with his life partner and mother-in-law. Edwin owns a little store in which he sells a variety of basic-need products, like beans, rice, sugar, salt, candy, sweet bread, etc. His business is his principal source of income and he'd like to keep it open for a long time. Edwin is requesting a loan from FUSAI to invest in buying more products for his store (cereals, detergent, candy, eggs, etc.) in order to satisfy a greater demand, which will increase his sales and his income and, by the same measure, his and his family's quality of life.
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Edwin tiene 35 años de edad y reside junto a su compañera de vida y su suegra. Edwin posee una pequeña tienda en la cual comercializa variedad de productos de primera necesidad como: frijoles, arroz, azúcar, sal, golosinas, pan dulce, etc. Su negocio es su principal fuente de ingresos por lo que desea mantenerlo activo por mucho más tiempo. Edwin solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la compra de más productos de tienda (cereales, detergente, golosinas, huevos, etc.) para satisfacer una mayor demanda que le permita aumentar sus ventas y sus ingresos y de igual forma sus condiciones de vida y las de su familia.

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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 El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 558
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,853,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Edwin Bladimir buy cereals, detergents, candy, eggs, etc., for his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015