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Luscinda
Luscinda, 63, is married and has four children but they’ve all formed their own families. She’s been making enchiladas, fried plantain and fried manioc for more than 30 years. The most popular item she sells are the famous “pasteles de chucho” as they are called. They are made stuffed with potatoes, green beans and rice. She sells these products in one of the city’s markets from 2pm until 6pm and she also sells coffee and chocolate. She learned this activity from family since they were in the same business. In this way, Luscinda was able to provide her children with an education. She buys the ingredients she needs to prepare her food like cabbage, corn, manioc, green plantain, oil and others, in the city’s central market located half a kilometer from where she lives.

The loan she’s requesting is to buy 4 cabbages, 2 quintals of corn, 3 baskets of manioc, 100 green plantains, 5 gallons of oil, among others. She will also buy 300 roofing tiles, 15 sheets of metal and 10 wood beams to replace the roof on her house that’s damaged and she’s afraid that with the approaching rainy season it will become even more damaged. In this way her sales will increase and she will earn higher profits in order to attain economic solvency, pay her household expenses and help her granddaughter’s with their schooling.

Luscinda is thinking about adding another bedroom to her house because she has two granddaughters attending a public school and they live very far so she’d like to give them a place to stay during the rainy season.
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La señora Luscinda tiene 63 años de edad, es casada y tiene cuatro hijos, pero todos ellos han formado su propia familia. Ella tiene más de 30 años de dedicarse a la elaboración de enchiladas, tostadas de plátano y de yuca, lo más popular que ella vende son los famosos pasteles de chucho que así le llaman, están elaborados de relleno de papa, ejotes, arroz. Estos productos los comercializan en un mercado de la ciudad, atiende de 2:00 p.m. a 6:00 p.m., también vende café y chocolate. Esta actividad la aprendió de sus familiares ya que ellos se dedicaban a esta misma actividad. De esta manera Luscinda les brindo educación a sus hijos.

Los materiales para la elaboración de sus alimentos, como lo son repollos, maíz, yuca, guineo verde, aceite, entre otros. Los compra en el mercado central de la ciudad que esta ubicado a medio kilómetro de donde ella vive.

El préstamo que solicita la señora es para comprar 4 repollos, 2 quintales de maíz, 3 canastos de yuca, 100 guineos verdes, 5 galones de aceite, entre otros. También comprara 300 tejas, 15 pliegos de lámina y 10 cuartones de madera para cambiar el techo de su vivienda ya que se encuentra dañado y con las próximas lluvias tiene miedo que se le dañe más. De esta manera ella incrementara sus ventas, obtendrá mayores ganancias para tener una solvencia económica, costear los gastos de la casa y ayudar a sus nietas con el estudio

Luscinda tiene pensado construir una habitación más a su casa, ya que tiene dos nietas que están estudiando en un centro escolar publico y donde ellas viven esta muy lejos, por eso ella quiere darles alojamiento en época de lluvia.

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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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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 563
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,948,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Luscinda to buy ingredients and building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 27, 2012
Listed
May 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 19, 2013