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Silvia Mercedes
Silvia is 42 years old and has one son. She has worked for many years selling clothes, and by her own initiative began her own business. She acquires her merchandise in the capital of El Salvador, and travels there every 15 days to make purchases.

The loan that she is asking for will be used to buy clothing and other items for the Christmas season such as toys. With this investment, she will be able to offer a greater variety of products to her clients, and hopes to improve her income and grow her business day by day as a result.
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Silvia tiene 42 años de edad, tiene un hijo. Ella se dedica desde hace varios años a la venta de ropa y fue por iniciativa propia que emprendió este negocio. La mercadería la adquiere en la capital del país y viaja cada 15 días a comprarla.

El préstamo que esta solicitando es para comprar ropa y otros artículos de temporada navideña como juguetes. Con la inversión, podrá ofrecer más variedad a los clientes por lo que espera mejorar sus ingresos económicos y ampliar cada día su negocio.

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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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 836
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Silvia Mercedes to buy clothes and other items such as toys for the Christmas season.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 31, 2012