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María De La Paz

Update on María De La Paz

María is 60 years old, a widow, and has two children. She works taking care of some children and the house as the children's parents no longer live in El Salvador.

The loan that she is asking for is to buy bricks, cement, and sand, in order to put a new floor in her house. With this investment, she will be able to improve the quality of life of the children she cares for, especially since one of them has Downs Syndrome, so that he can live in a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment.
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La señora María tiene 60 años de edad, es viuda y tiene dos hijos. Ella se dedica al cuido de unos niños y ha realizar los oficios domésticos en el hogar, ya que los padres de estos niños no se encuentran en el país.

El préstamo que esta solicitando es para comprar ladrillo, cemento y arena; para ponerle el piso a su casa, ya que solo a una pare le a puesto. Con la inversión, pretende mejorar la calidad de vida de sus hijos y especialmente para uno de ellos que tiene el síndrome down, para que él viva en un ambiente agradable, seguro y sano.

Previous Loan Details

Maria is 60 years old; she is a widow and has two children. For the past 30 years she has worked looking after children. She travels for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon to get to her place of work. She is requesting this loan in order to buy electrical cables, installations... More from María De La Paz'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 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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 675
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped María De La Paz to buy bricks, cement and sand to put a floor in her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for María De La Paz. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More