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María Antonia
María is 42 years old, married, and has four children. She spends her time managing her house. She has been married for 28 years and has borne four children. Her husband makes his living in agriculture, and one of her sons lives abroad and helps with household expenses.

She says that she learned from her mother that the family comes first, and that is why she focuses on them. She also spends her time raising hens and pigs.

The loan will be used to buy ceramic tiles, tile separators, and iron to prepare the floor to stick the tiles. With the investment, she will improve her housing, since she was unable to do so when her children were young. Now that her son and Fundación Campo are supporting her, she wishes to do it. She also receives other income from the sale of hens and pigs. She wants to continue working with the Fundación and with the friends of KIVA.
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Doña María tiene 42 años de edad, es casada y tiene cuatro hijos. Ella se dedica a realizar los oficios domésticos en su casa, tiene 28 años de matrimonio y ha procreado cuatro hijos. Su esposo se dedica a la agricultura, uno de sus hijos vive en el extranjero y aporta para los gastos del hogar. Ella manifiesta que aprendió de su madre que la familia es lo principal, por eso se dedica a ellos; también se dedica al cuidado de gallinas y cerdos.

El préstamo será invertido para comprar cerámica, separadores de cerámica, hierro para preparar el suelo para pegar la cerámica. Con la inversión mejorara su vivienda, ya que cuando sus hijos estaban pequeños no tenía la oportunidad de realizarlo y ahora que su hijo le apoya y Fundación Campo también lo desea hacer. Además que con la venta de gallinas y cerdos obtiene otro ingreso. Ella desea continuar trabajando con la Fundación y con los amigos de KIVA.

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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 566
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,939,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped María Antonia to buy ceramic tiles, tile separators, and iron to prepare the floor to stick the tiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 9, 2012
Listed
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014