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María Ambrocia
María is a 37-year old woman, married and mother of five children. She makes a living cultivating tule (a material used to make backpacks, baskets, etc.), a job that she learned from her parents when she was a little girl.

She has bought tiles to repair the roof of her house, which is currently made of plastic and needs a few tiles to prevent it from being thrown out by the wind. She bought the tiles from a neighbor, but did not fully paid them and still owes 50% of the price. In order to cancel her debt, she is requesting a loan to Fundación Campo. Thanks to this investment, she will be able to improve her house, making it safer with tiles than with plastic, and her children will live in a safer place (during the winter, her house fills with water). Her dream is to improve her house and to install iron doors to replace the current ones, made with wood by her husband.
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María tiene 37 años de edad, esta casada y tiene cinco hijos. Se dedica al cultivo de tule (material que sirve para elaborar petates, canastos, etc.), trabajo que le enseñaron sus padres desde muy pequeña.

Ella ha comprado unas tejas para reparar el techo de su casa, debido a que actualmente es de plástico y unas pocas tejas para que no se lo bote el viento, las tejas se las compro a un vecino pero no le cancelo en su totalidad las tejas, sino que le debe más del 50%; por tal razón solicita a Fundación Campo, un préstamo para cancelar las tejas a su vecino. Con la inversión, ella podrá mejorar su vivienda, estando más segura con tejas que con plástico, por lo que sus hijos vivirán en un lugar más seguro y digo, debido a que en el invierno su casa se llana de agua. Su deseo es ir mejorando su casa, instalarle puertas de hierro ya que las que tiene son de madera las cuales elaboro su esposo.

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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 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
  • 526
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,459,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped María Ambrocia to cancel her debt from purchasing tiles for the roof of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 3, 2013
Listed
Jan 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014