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Reina Isabel

Update on Reina Isabel

Reina is 54 years old, is married, and has three children. Despite her age, she is a woman with a great deal of energy and the motivation to work, and she gets up at 5:00a.m. every day to take her animals to the land that is a kilometer from her house. First they pass by a river so her animals can get some water, and then she takes them to their land. Afterward, she goes back home and does her household chores, and in the afternoon, she returns to gather her animals. She learned to do this work on her own over ten years ago.

The animals are ones she buys in Tiangue, and to get there, she rides a bus that takes 45 minutes to go there and 45 minutes to get back.

The loan she is asking for from Fundación Campo is to buy two steers to fatten up on pastureland, to buy vitamins and anti-parasitics for her animals. With the investment, she hopes to sell them already fattened and to gain an income that will allow her to sustain her family and increase the number of animals she can sell in the future. In addition, she wants to buy some milch cows, so that she doesn't only have steers and she will be able to also sell milk.
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La señora Reina tiene 54 años de edad, es casada y tiene dos hijos. A pesar de su edad es una mujer con muchas energías y ganas de trabajar, se levanta todos los días a las 5:00 a.m. para llevar sus animales al terreno que esta a un kilómetro de su casa, primero pasan por un río para que sus animales beban agua y luego los lleva a l terreno. Después, regresa a su casa a realizar los quehaceres y por la tarde regresa a recoger sus animales. Ella aprendió el oficio por su propia cuenta desde hace 10 años.

Los animales los compra en el tiangue, para llegar ahí aborda un camión que tarda cuarenta y cinco minutos de ida y otros cuarenta y cinco de regreso.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar dos novillos para engordarlos con repasto; para comprar vitaminas y desparacitantes para sus animales. Con la inversión ella espera venderlos ya gordos y obtener ingresos que le permitan sostener a su familia e incrementar el número de animales para venderlos más seguido. Además, ella pretende comprar unas vacas lecheras, ya que no tiene solo novillos de repasto, así ella venderá también leche.

Previous Loan Details

Reina is 53 years old and lives with her life's companion. She is a hardworking woman who gets up at 4:30 in the morning to milk her cows and feed them. Later she takes the animals (cows) to the lot where they pasture, located four kilometers from the house. Later, she goes to her cornfield and ... More from Reina Isabel's previous loan »

Additional Information

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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 749
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  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Reina Isabel to buy two steers to fatten them on pastureland, and to buy vitamins and anti-parasitics for her animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 8, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013