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Maribel
Maribel, 34, is married and has five children. She’s a very tenacious woman who started working at the age of 14 making silk and husk hammocks; her parents taught her because she also worked in agriculture alongside them. When she got married she continued working making hammocks and in agriculture. A short time after her five children were born her husband emigrated to the United States. She buys the supplies she needs to make the hammocks and to do the agricultural work in the nearest community which is fifteen minutes away.

The loan she’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy three sacks of manure, leaf fertilizer for her corn crop and to pay the day laborers that help her; she will also buy a box of thread to make hammocks. With this investment she will fertilize her crop which so needs it and will also have raw materials on hand to make hammocks to sell in the city to earn enough income to meet family needs. Her goal is to save up enough to buy 3,500 square meters of land to build a house for her children.
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Maribel tiene 34 años de edad, es casada y tiene cinco hijos. Ella es una persona muy luchadora, que desde la edad de 14 años comenzó a trabajar en la elaboración de hamacas de seda y de cascarilla; sus padres fueron quienes le enseñaron, ya que junto a ellos también se dedico a trabajar en la agricultura. Cuando se caso, ella continuo trabajando en la elaboración de hamacas y en la agricultura, tiempo de después que nacieron sus cinco hijos, su esposo emigro a los Estados Unidos.

Para comprar los insumos que necesita para la elaboración de las hamacas y para realizar los trabajos agrícolas, los adquiere en la comunidad más cercana que esta a quince minutos.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar tres sacos de abono, foliares para su cultivo de maíz, pago a los empleados que le ayudan y para comprar una caja de hilo para elaborar hamacas. Con la inversión, podrá fertilizar su cultivo que tanto lo necesita, además dispondrá de materia prima para elaborar hamacas y venderlas en la ciudad, para obtener ingresos suficientes para cubrir las necesidades de su familia. Su objetivo, es ahorrar para comprar 3,500 metros cuadrados de terreno y elaborar una casa para sus hijos.

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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
  • 636
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,066,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maribel to buy three sacks of manure, leaf fertilizer, to pay labor costs and to buy a box of thread to make hammocks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 12, 2012
Listed
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014