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Update on Alejandra

Alejandra is 46 years old and has three children. Since she was very young, she has been working to support her large family, and together with her mother, she worked in a shop where they made and sold pupusas (a traditional El Salvadoran snack made from corn dough wrapped around a filling and fried on a flat grill). For the past 8 years, she has been running the business alone, and she also owns a small grocery store; her mother is very old now and Alejandra takes care of her and her own children.

She travels to the city about 15 minutes by bus from her home to buy the ingredients that she needs. She leaves very early in the morning from her house so as to return early and prepare her store for business. The loan she is asking Fundación Campo for is to buy products for her shop and ingredients for making pupusas. With this investment, she will fill her store and improve her business to give better service to her customers. She wants to install a pig pen to continue supporting her children.
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La señora Alejandra tiene 46 años de edad, tiene tres hijos. Desde muy joven se ha dedicado a trabajar para ayudar a su numerosa familia, junto con su madre trabajaba en un negocio de elaboración y venta de pupusas. Desde hace 8 años administra ella sola el negocio, y también posee una tienda productos básicos; debido a que su mamá esta muy anciana y Alejandra cuida de ella y de sus hijos.

Ella viaja a la ciudad que esta a quince minutos en autobús del lugar de donde vive, para comprar los insumos que necesita. Ella sale temprano de su casa para regresar temprano y preparar la venta. El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar productos para su tienda y materia prima para elaborar las pupusas. Con la inversión ella surtirá su negocio y mejorara su local para brindar una mejor atención a sus clientes. Ella desea instalar una granja de cerdos para continuar apoyando a sus hijos.

Previous Loan Details

Sra. Alejandra is 45 years old and a single mother with three children. For the past seven years, she has been selling “ pupusas ” (a traditional dish in El Salvador). She learned this trade from her mother. In order to acquire the supplies needed to make “pupusas”, Alejandra must travel ... More from Alejandra'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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 722
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,289,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Alejandra to buy products for her shop and ingredients for making pupusas (stuffed tortillas).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013