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Maria Dora
Maria is 36 years old and lives with her son. For more than 26 years Maria has worked making hammocks. She is a hard working woman who became a single mother when her son was just one year old. Since then, she has not stopped working. She makes the hammocks during the week and today can create about 8 per week. She began this work with her mother, but little by little she began to work independently. She buys the materials she uses in a city about 40 minutes from her home. She buys the material in bulk, for her own use as well as to sell to other artisans who also make hammocks. Maria is requesting a loan from Foundation Campo, so that she can purchase enough material to make a larger quantity of hammocks as she has great demand from customers. She would also like to use some of the loan to help celebrate her son's graduation from the 9th grade. With this investment Maria will be able to create many more hammocks, and she has plans to hire another person to help her make even more. She sells the hammocks in a city located in the eastern part of the country. With this business growing and income increasing, Maria can pay for her son's education, so that he will be able to graduate from a university and have a good career. She would also like to set up another business, a small general store, for additional income.
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La señora Maria tiene 36 años de edad, esta acompañada con un hijo.

Ella tiene más de 26 años de dedicarse a la elaboración hamacas, es una persona que ha vivido trabajando de este oficio, es una mujer luchadora que quedo como madre soltera cuando su hijo tenia un año de edad, desde entonces no ha parado de trabajar. Maria elaboraba dos hamacas a la semana y hoy en día elabora ocho hamacas a la semana, ella inicio el trabajo con su mamá y poco a poco se fue independizando.

Los materiales que utiliza como la soga la compra en una ciudad que queda a cuarenta minutos de su casa. Allí adquiere la soga por quintales para su uso y también vende rollos a otras personas que se dedican a la misma actividad.

Maria solicita el préstamo a Fundación Campo, para comprar 5 quintales de soga y elaborar más cantidad de hamacas ya que tiene una enorme demanda y también utilizara el préstamo para celebrarle la graduación de noveno grado a su hijo. Con esto ella dispondrá de materia prima suficiente para elaborar muchas más hamacas ya que tiene planes de contratar a otra persona que le ayude y elaborar aún más. Ella vende sus hamacas en una ciudad de la zona oriental del país.

De esta manera Maria recibirá más ingresos, que le permitirán brindarle el estudio a su hijo, para que él se gradué en una carrera universitaria y ser ella su sustento. También desea establecer otro negocio instalando una tienda de productos de primera necesidad.

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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
  • 580
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,924,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Maria Dora to purchase materials necessary to make more hammocks, and also to celebrate her son's graduation from 9th grade.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 30, 2011
Listed
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012