Maria is 25 years old. She lives with her partner and two children. For seven years, she has worked as an employee selling food products in a stall in a school. Because of this, she has a lot of experience in this business and with children's tastes. She wakes up at 4:30 a.m. in order to go prepare the things she is going to sell.
The loan she is asking for is to buy the stall, since the person for whom she works is selling it, and she would like to buy it. This will allow her to earn more income for her family, improving their quality of life. It will also allow her to make improvements to her house and continue sending her children to school.
Maria tiene 25 años de edad, vive con su compañero de vida y dos hijos. Desde hace siete años se trabaja como empleada vendiendo productos comestibles en un chalet en una escuela. Eso hace que ella tenga mucha experiencia en este negocio y en los gustos de los niños, se levanta a las 4:30 a.m. para ir a preparar las cosas que va a vender.
El préstamo que esta solicitando es para comprar el chalet, ya que la persona para la cual trabaja se lo vende y ella quiere adquirirlo. Eso le permitirá obtener mayores ingresos para su familia mejorando su calidad de vida y también que le permita realizarle mejoras a su vivienda y seguir enviando a sus hijos a la escuela.
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.