Nora is 46 years old and single. She works with her brother growing produce like cucumbers, tomatoes, and green peppers. She has been involved in this business for the past three years, before which she worked doing the housework for her home.
All of the inputs that she uses are bought in a city in the east of the country. Her brother has a vehicle and they go together to make their purchases.
The loan she is asking for is to buy a part to repair that vehicle, because it is their means of transporting their merchandise, and for taking their produce to sell, and for repairs to a part of the wall of her house where the plaster has fallen off. This will make them more secure and comfortable without putting her family at risk of having to stop selling their harvested good because of the poor condition of their vehicle. Her hope is to change to a new vehicle, hopefully in the next year, though it will depend on how quickly their business grows and what other necessities present themselves in the meantime.
La señora Nora tiene 46 años de edad, es soltera. Trabaja junto con su hermano cultivando hortalizas, como pepino, tomate y chile verde. Ella se involucro hace tres años a este trabajo, antes solo se dedicaba a realizar los quehaceres domésticos en su casa.
Todos los insumos los compra en una ciudad del oriente del país, su hermano tiene vehiculo y se trasladan juntos a realizar las compras.
El préstamo que esta solicitando es para comprar un repuesto para reparar el vehiculo, ya que es a través del cual trasportan la mercadería, llevan a vender las hortalizas y para una parte de la pared de su casa que se le ha caído el repello. Así, estarán más seguros, cómodos sin poner en riesgo a su familia y sin dejar de vender su cosecha por estar en mal estado su vehiculo. Su deseo es cambiar el vehiculo, quizás dentro de un año, dependerá de cómo vaya creciendo su negocio y de las necesidades que se le presenten.
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.
A loan of $200 helped Nora Elizabeth to buy a spare part to repair her vehicle, since it's the one she uses to transport her merchandise, take her produce to sell, and the repair a part of the wall of her house where the plaster has fallen off.