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Dora Roxana
Dora is 37 years old and resides in her own home along with her 11-year-old daughter. She works as a cook at a diner near her town. With great effort, Dora is able to provide for the daily needs of her family and sustain her household.

She is requesting this loan from FUSAI so that she can invest in the construction of a bedroom for her daughter. Dora needs materials such as cement, sand, iron, brick, and galvanized sheets. She hopes to receive this assistance so that she can begin construction as soon as possible.
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Dora tiene 37 años de edad y habita en casa propia junto a su hija de 11 años de edad. Dora trabaja como cocinera en un comedor cercano a su localidad y es así como con mucho esfuerzo se gana el pan de casa día y lleva el sustento a su hogar. Dora solicita este crédito a FUSAI para invertir en la construcción de un cuarto dormitorio para la hija para lo cual necesita materiales como: cemento, arena, hierro, ladrillo, y lámina galvanizada. Espera poder contar con este apoyo para dar inicio a la construcción lo antes posible.

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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
  • 473
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,326,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Dora Roxana to buy construction materials in order to build a bedroom of her daughter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2014
May 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015