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Ada  Ermelinda
Ada, 29, is a single mother living with her 7-year-old daughter. She is a very hardworking woman who has been making hammocks for the last 7 years. Her parents taught her this skill so that she’d have a source of income.

Ada must travel every two weeks to buy the necessary supplies to make her hammocks. She does this in the company of her little daughter. The trip takes about half an hour by bus. Once she makes the hammocks she goes out on foot to sell them door to door in neighboring communities. Income earned allows her to provide what’s needed for her daughter and to pay the rent on her house.

Because Ada has been noticing that her business is becoming profitable, she asks Fundación Campo for a loan that will help her buy larger amounts of supplies so that she can make more hammocks since she sells them very quickly.

Ada plans to save part of the income obtained from the hammock sales to provide her daughter with an opportunity to go to school, since she herself never had that opportunity. In future, Ada also wants to acquire a house of her own to live in with her little girl.
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La señora Ada tiene 29 años de edad, es madre soltera y vive con su hija de 7 años de edad.

Ella es una mujer muy trabajadora que lleva 7 años de dedicarse a la elaboración de hamacas. Sus padres fueron los que le enseñaron esta actividad para que ella obtuviera una fuente de ingresos.

La señora Ada tiene que viajar cada 15 días a comprar los insumos necesarios para elaborar sus hamacas. Ella lo hace acompañada de su pequeña hija. El viaje toma unos 30 minutos en autobús. Una vez ella ha elaborado las hamacas, sale a venderlas a las comunidades cercanas a pie de casa en casa. Con los ingresos obtenidos ella le brinda lo necesario a su hija, y paga el alquiler de la casa donde viven.

Debido a que la señora Ada esta viendo que su negocio le esta siendo rentable, ella solicita a Fundación Campo un préstamo que le ayudará a comprar mayor cantidad de insumos. De esta manera ella podrá elaborar más hamacas, ya que las vende muy rápido.

De los ingresos que obtenga de la venta de sus hamacas la señora Ada planea ahorrar para darle a su hija la oportunidad de estudiar, ya que ella no la tuvo. En un futuro la señora Ada también desea adquirir una casa propia donde pueda vivir junto a su pequeña hija.

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About CrediCampo

This loan is administered by CrediCampo, a Kiva Field Partner in El Salvador. CrediCampo seeks to improve the lives of rural communities and their families in areas including health, education, basic services, and infrastructure. Through its Community Development Unit, CrediCampo provides scholarships, leadership development training, and financial education programs for families in rural areas. CrediCampo’s work is crucial in addressing the issue of poverty in El Salvador. Based on 2009 estimates, 37.8% of the population lives below the poverty line. To learn more about CrediCampo and their work, visit their partner page.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 641
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,043,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ada Ermelinda to buy supplies to make hammocks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2011
Listed
Sep 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013