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María Gloria
Mrs. María is 40 years old, she lives with her two children, one is 16 the other is 14 years old and both are in school. She has worked as a seamstress for over 22 years and is very grateful; she says that thanks to this occupation she has been able to support her children. Mrs. María says that it is very difficult to work as a seamstress and sometimes she has orders from schools and does not have an assistant to help her get ahead. She sacrifices sleep by waking up at two in the morning to have enough time during the day. Her children say, “that is too much” because they don’t understand how difficult it is to be a single mother.

The loan that she seeks from the Fundación Campo will be used to buy 568 zippers, 26 dark blue cone threads, fabric, broaches, markers, and to make repairs to her sewing machine and cancel a debt with the institution. The investment will help her finish a work order that she has with a school so that she can get paid for the uniforms. Mrs. María says that she would only enjoy working in making and selling preserves which is more profitable and less work but in order to do that she needs to have her children all grown up.

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Doña María tiene 40 años de edad. Vive solo con sus dos hijos uno de 16 y otro de 14 años de edad respectivamente que se encuentran estudiando. Ella tiene 22 años de dedicarse a la sastrería esta muy agradecida nos comenta ya que gracias a ese oficio a mantenido a sus hijos. Ella dice, que es muy duro trabajar como costurera, a veces cuando tiene pedidos de escuelas y no tiene ayudante para avanzar sacrifica horas de sueño levantándose a las dos de la mañana para salir a tiempo en todo el día. Sus hijos le dicen “que es demasiado” porque no comprenden lo difícil que es ser madre soltera.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo es, para comprar 568 zippers, 26 conos de hilo azul negro, tela, broches, marcadores, reparar su maquina de coser y cancelar una deuda con la Institución. Con la inversión, ella terminara el pedido que tiene con la escuela para que le puedan cancelar los uniformes. Ella nos comenta que desea trabajar únicamente con el negocio de la elaboración y venta de conservas, es más rentable y menos sacrificado; pero para ello debe tener a sus hijos ya bien formados.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 640
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,100,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped María Gloria buy 568 zippers, 26 dark blue cone threads, fabric, broaches, markers, make repairs to her sewing machine and to cancel a debt with the institution.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 13, 2012
Listed
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013