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María Del Transito
María is 24 years old, lives with her partner, and has two children; one is 6 and the other 3. She has been a dressmaker for six years, an occupation she learned through the necessity of bringing income to her family. Her husband works in agriculture. Together they look for a way to support their household. She has signed a contract to make 250 uniforms for a public school in the country.

She travels to the city to buy the supplies for her sewing, such as zippers, thread, elastic, and other things she needs for the uniforms and for other jobs that she does for private customers. She must travel 38 km to get to the city.

She gets up at 4:00am to prepare breakfast for her husband and her children, begins sewing at 7:00am, and goes until 11:00 am, when she prepares lunch. Then she works some three hours more in the afternoon. At night she takes care of the household chores and helps her children with their homework.

The loan she is applying to Fundación Campo for is to buy two milk cows, in order to have milk and milk byproducts for the family diet and to sell to other people. The idea is to gradually buy more animals, so that she can have another source of income, and so that daily food will not be lacking in their home. This way her children will grow up strong and healthy.

Her wish is to build her own house; she already has the land, and only needs the house. She wants to provide health, education, and a good diet to her children, and also wants to buy a more modern sewing machine.
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María tiene 24 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene dos hijos; uno de seis y otro de tres años de edad respectivamente. Desde hace seis años se dedica a la costureria, oficio que aprendió por necesidad de llevar ingresos económicos a su familia. Su esposo trabaja en la agricultura, juntos buscan la manera de sostener su hogar. Ella ha firmado un contrato para elaborar 250 uniformes para una escuela pública del país.

Ella viaja a la ciudad a comprar los insumos, para la costureria como zipper, hilo, elástico, entre otras cosas más que necesita para los uniformes y para otros trabajos que realiza a particulares, debe viajar 38 kilómetros para llegar a la ciudad. Se levanta a las 4:00 a.m. a preparar el desayuno de su esposo y de sus hijos, luego se pone a coser a las 7:00 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. para elaborar el almuerzo; después trabaja unas tres horas más por la tarde. Por la noche, se encarga de realizar los oficios en la casa y ayudarles a sus hijos con las tareas escolares.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar dos vacas lecheras, para tener la leche y sus derivados para la alimentación familiar y para la venta a otras personas. La idea es ir comprado más animales para tener otro ingreso y que no falte en su casa el alimento diario. Para que sus hijos crezcan fuertes y sanos. Su deseo, es construir su propia casa, el terreno ya lo tiene y solo le falta la casa, brindar salud, educación y alimentación a sus hijos y comprar una maquina de coser más avanzada.

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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.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 648
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,066,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped María Del Transito to buy milk cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 10, 2013
Listed
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014