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Juana Bautista
Juana is 35 years old, married, and has four children. She has five years' worth of experience in making and selling tortillas. She learned the business on her own, since she has no academic career and was faced with the need to provide food and education for her children. She cooks 60 pounds of corn and then takes it to the mill; starting at 9 a.m., she spends the whole day making her tortillas, which she sells from home. She buys the corn and the firewood in the town's market and transports them on a 20-minute ride to her house.
The loan she requests from Fundación Campo is to purchase 15 sacks of corn and about two truckloads of firewood. With the loan Juana will be able to buy the supplies in bulk. Since she currently buys them everyday, she'll be able to get more accessible prices and the security of having the supplies at her home. Her goal is to set up a grocery store in her house, because the same customers who buy her tortillas may be customers at her store. That way she'll increase her profits, so that her children can study.
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Juana tiene 35 años de edad, es casada y tiene cuatro hijos. Ella cuenta con 5 años de experiencia en la elaboración y venta de tortillas. Aprendió el trabajo por cuanta propia, ya que no tiene ninguna profesión académica y se vio en la necesidad de brindar alimentación y educación a sus hijos. Ella cose 60 libras de maíz, luego las lleva al molino; a partir de las 9:00 a.m. comienza a elaborar sus tortillas durante todo el día y las vende en su casa. El maíz y la leña las adquiere, en el mercado de la ciudad y los traslada en autobús durante veinte minutos de su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 15 sacos de maíz y unas dos camionadas de leña. Con el préstamo Juana, podrá comprar los insumos en mayores cantidades, ya que actualmente los compra diariamente, podrá conseguir precios más accesibles y seguridad al tener los insumos en su casa. Su objetivo, es instalar una tienda de productos básicos en su casa, ya que los mismos clientes que le compran las tortillas, podrán ser los clientes de la tienda; aumentando sus ingresos para que sus hijos estudien.

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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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 774
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,607,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Juana Bautista to purchase 15 sacks of corn and about two truckloads of firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 7, 2012
Listed
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013