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Emelina
Mrs. Emelina is 61 years old, she has three grandchildren. She cultivates the land together with her grandchildren since her life partner died; it was him who taught her that line of work. She now tries to teach her grandchildren. She wakes up at 5:00 am and makes them breakfast. She then gets their clothes ready and sends them to school. She stays home and takes care of the household chores and prepares lunch. At 2:00 pm she goes to the plantation and she stays until 5:00 or 6:00 pm and then comes back home. She mentions that she works a lot in order to help her grandchildren, because their mother works as a housekeeper and their father abandoned them.

In order to buy the supplies she needs, she must walk for thirty minutes and then get on the bus that takes her to the place where she buys the supplies. The bus trip takes also thirty minutes. The loan she is requesting to Fundación Campo is for buying three bags of fertilizer and a liter of herbicides, building a shed for the kitchen and for registering on public record a piece of land she inherited from her father. With this, she will not be afraid of somebody taking her land away, with the construction of the shed the smoke will not enter the house and she will spread the fertilizers that her crops need for its fruits to be good.

Her wish is that her grandchildren study and grow to be men and women with good values and to be able to build a brick house, because the one they now live in is made of corrugated metal.
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La señora Emelina tiene 61 años de edad, tiene tres nietos. Ella se dedica al cultivo junto con sus nietos, desde que murió su compañero de vida, fue él quien le enseño esa actividad. Hoy en día ella trata de enseñarles a sus nietos. Se levanta a las 5:00 a.m. a prepararles el desayuno, luego alista su ropa para enviarlos a la escuela; mientras ella se queda en la casa realizando las tareas del hogar y a preparar el almuerzo. A las 2:00 p.m. se trasladan al lugar donde tienen la milpa hasta las 5:00 p.m. o 6:00 p.m. para luego regresar a su casa. Ella comenta que trabaja mucho para ayudar a sus nietos, debido a que la mamá de ellos trabaja como empleada domestica y su papá los abandono.

Para comprar los insumos que necesita, debe caminar a pie durante treinta minutos, para luego abordar el autobús que la conduce al lugar en donde compra los insumos, el viaje en autobús también dura treinta minutos.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para escriturar un terreno que le heredo su papá, construir una galera para la cocina, para comprar tres sacos de abono y un litro de herbicidas. Así, no tendrá miedo que le puedan quitar su terreno, con la construcción de la galera evitara que la casa se le llene de humo y aplicara a sus cultivos el abono que necesitan para que sus frutos sean buenos. Su deseo, es que sus nietos estudien para que sean hombres y mujeres de bien, construir su casita de ladrillo ya que en la que viven es de lámina.

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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
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  • $22,660,100
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Emelina to buy three bags of fertilizer and a liter of herbicides, to register on public record a piece of land she inherited from her father and to build a shed for the kitchen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 3, 2012
Listed
Oct 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013