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Blanca Vilma
Blanca Vilma is 43 years old. She is married, and has five children (three of whom are adults).

For the last three years, Blanca Vilma has been working selling fish. She works with her husband, who is a fisherman. Her husband goes out to fish every day at 3 p.m., and fishes throughout the night. At 5 a.m., Blanca Vilma waits for him at the edge of the lagoon where he does his fishing, to receive the fish and take them for sale.

In order to sell the fish, Blanca Vilma puts them on a tray with ice and transports them by buy to a nearby city. Once there, Blanca Vilma sells the fish door-to-door. Her day finishes at 1 p.m., at which point Blanca Vilma returns home.

Blance Vilma has requested a loan from Fundación Campo to purchase a canoe. Currently, she and her husband pay to rent a canoe in order to be able to fish. With their own canoe, Blanca Vilma expects to be able to improve her household income.

In the future Blanca Vilma plans to be able to purchase one more canoe, so that her children will also be able to fish. By selling more fish, Blanca Vilma would like to be able to buy a vehicle, which she would be able to use for going to make her sales.
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Blanca Vilma tiene 43 años, es casada y tiene 5 hijos (3 son adultos).

DesD. hace 3 años Blanca Vilma se dedica a la venta D. pescado. Ella trabaja con su esposo, quien es pescador. Su esposo sale a pescar todos los dias a las 3pm y pesca toda la noche. A las 5am Blanca Vilma lo espera a las afueras D. la laguna donD. él pesca para recoger el pescado y salir a venderlo. Para vender el pescado, Blanca Vilma coloca la pesca en una bandeja con hielo y se transporta en bus hacia una ciudad vecina. Una vez en la ciudad, Blanca Vilma venD. el pescado D. casa en casa. Su jornada termina a la 1 pm, cuando Blanca Vilma está D. regreso en su hogar.

Blanca Vilma ha solicitado un préstamo a Fundación Campo para la compra D. una canoa. Actualmente, ella y su esposo pagan por el alquiler D. una canoa para poder pescar. Con una canoa propia Blanca Vilma espera poder mejorar los ingresos su familia.

En un futuro Blanca Vilma planea poder comprar otra canoa más, y así sus hijos tambien pueden pescar. Con la venta D. mas pescado, Blanca Vilma quisiera comprar un vehículo. D. esta forma, ella podría usar el vehiculo para salir a vender.

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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
  • 441
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,660,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Blanca Vilma to buy a canoe for catching fish for her to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 10, 2011
Listed
Oct 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013