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Alejandra
Sra. Alejandra is 45 years old and a single mother with three children. For the past seven years, she has been selling “pupusas” (a traditional dish in El Salvador). She learned this trade from her mother.


In order to acquire the supplies needed to make “pupusas”, Alejandra must travel 40 minutes by bus to a city in the eastern part of the country. She buys her products in this area because the prices are better.


Sra. Alejandra is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to buy corn, beans, and other ingredients needed to make “pupusas”. In addition, she wants to make repairs to the place where she sells her product, which currently consists of an arbor made of banana leaves and is located on the other side of the street where she and her children live. Even though her business gets soaked when it rains, the location is a strategic place for selling since buses pass through that area and people traveling from other cities buy her food.


With the help of this loan, Alejandra hopes to generate more income for herself and her children so that they will have financial security for a better life. In the future, Sra. Alejandra wants to raise pigs and have her children help her so that they will have another source of income. This will help them to continue improving their living conditions.

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La señora Alejandra tiene 45 años de edad, y es madre soltera de 3 hijos.

Ella cuenta con 7 años de dedicarse a la venta de pupusas (un plato tipico de El Salvador), este negocio lo aprendió de su madre.

Para adquirir los insumos que necesita para elaborar las pupusas, ella se traslada en autobús durante 40 minutos a una ciudad del oriente de país para comprarlos, puesto que ahí los adquiere a mejor precio.

La señora Alejandra esta solicitando un préstamo a Fundación Campo para comprar maíz, fríjol y otros ingredientes que necesita para elaborar las pupusas. Además, ella quiere reparar el lugar donde vende las pupusas ya que actualmente lo hace debajo de una ramada de hojas de plátano, ubicada al otro lado de la calle donde ella vive junto a sus hijos. A pesar de que cuando llueve se moja todo su negocio, el lugar es estratégico para su venta ya que por ahí pasan los autobuses y le compran las personas que viajan a otras ciudades.

Con la ayuda del prestamo ella espera obtener mejores ingresos, para ella y sus hijos logrando tener una seguridad económica para una vida mejor.

En un futuro, la señora Alejandra desea tener una crianza de cerdos y que sus hijos le ayuden para tener otra fuente de ingresos y asi seguir mejorando su condición de vida.

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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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 743
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,305,475
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Alejandra to purchase corn, beans, and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2011
Listed
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2012