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Santos Melva
Santos, 46, lives with her lifetime partner and their three children.

Since she was 12 she farmed because her mother was left on her own and she had to work very hard to get ahead. Because of this her mother was the one who taught her about farming and how to grow corn, and beans. Santos rises at 4 am to leave her house ready and to go out to work. She has to walk about thirty minutes and she works around eight hours. Then she returns home to make lunch. That is her daily routine but she dreams of giving her children a dignified life.

She will use the loan to buy 60 meters of zinc aluminum laminated sheets, more than 12 planks “C’, over 3 sheathes for the laminatd sheets and some 200 bolts. With these she will install the roof of the house that she is building since they are living in a house that belongs to someone else. The loan will allow her to have a roof. Her dream is to finish the roof at least because they also need doors and the floor. But the most important is the roof and she will work on completing the other parts. What Santos wants most is to have her own house that is safe for her children when she isn’t home.
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La señora Santos tiene 46 años de edad, vive con su compañero de vida y tres hijos.

Desde los 12 años se dedica a realizar actividades agrícolas, debido a que su mamá quedo sola y ella tubo que trabajar muy fuerte para salir adelante y por eso su mamá fue quien le enseño esas actividades como el cultivo de maíz, fríjol. Santos se levanta a las 4:00 a.m. para dejar todo preparado en su casa y salir a trabajar, para llegar a su lugar de trabajo ella debe caminar a pie unos treinta minutos y trabaja unas ocho horas, luego regresa a casa para preparar el almuerzo. Así es su vida todos los días, pero ella sueña con dejarles a sus hijos una vivienda digna.

El préstamo que esta solicitando Santos es para comprar 60 metros de lamina zincalum, más de 12 polines “C”, más de 3 capotes para lamina y unos 200 pernos. De esta manera ella instalara el techo a la casa que esta construyendo ya que ellos están viviendo en una casa que no es de ellos, y con el préstamo tendrá la oportunidad de tener el techo, ella sueña con terminar su casa, pues le harán falta las puertas y el piso. Pero lo mas importante para ella es el techo lo de mas con el tiempo lo ira haciendo. Lo que Santos más quiere es tener una casa propia y segura para sus hijos cuando ella ya no este.

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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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About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 688
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,077,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Santos Melva to buy 60 meters of zinc aluminum laminated sheets, more than 12 planks “C”, more than 3 sheathes for the laminated sheets and some 200 bolts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 20, 2012
Listed
Feb 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013