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Blanca Isabel
Blanca is 54 years old. She is in a common-law marriage and has three children, all of whom are older. She sells milk for a living. Every day she buys 30 bottles of milk and then leaves to resell it; she has to walk 8 kilometers daily in order to earn about $5.00 through this buying and reselling of milk. She sells door-to-door. Now that she has customers, her spouse is motivating her to seek funding to be able to satisfy her customers' demand for cheese, cottage cheese, etc.

The loan that she is requesting from Fundación Campo is for the purchase of two dairy cows to produce milk during the rainy season. Her two sons will be responsible for caring for them. Therefore, she will have more milk to sell and she can keep more of her income because she will be making her own product. In addition, it will keep her children busy, since in the area where they live, there is not much of a possibility of becoming employed. Also, she will yield a better income which will allow her to help her children. It will also allow her to help her father, who is 87 years old, can no longer work, and due to an illness, is in a wheelchair; therefore, he needs special care.

In the future, she hopes to produce all of her milk, not having to buy it from any one, and to own more cows. She says that years ago her spouse didn't help very much with home expenses, only spending money on alcohol; however, nowadays he has reconsidered, and he wants to work together with her and says that it's never too late to start.
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Blanca tiene 54 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene tres hijos; todos mayores de edad. Ella se dedica a la comercialización de leche, compra 30 botellas de leche diariamente. Todos los días sale a venderla y tiene que caminar ocho kilómetros para ganar unos $5.00 dolores diarios; por que compra la leche para revenderla. La venta es casa por casa, ya tiene sus clientes, su esposo la motiva para que busque financiamiento y poder satisfacer a sus clientes con los pedidos de queso, requesón, etc.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar dos vacas lecheras, para producir leche en la época lluviosa. Sus dos hijos varones se encargaran del cuido de ellas. De esta manera, tendrá más leche para vender y le quedara más ganancia por que ella misma la producirá. Además, de mantener ocupados a sus hijos, ya que en la zona en donde viven no hay mucha posibilidad de obtener un empleo. También, obtendrá mejores ingresos que le permitan ayudar a sus hijos y a su papá que tiene 87 años de edad, que por su edad ya no puede trabajar y debido a un enfermedad esta en sillas de ruedas, por lo que necesita un cuidado especial. En un futuro, ella pretende producir toda la leche y no tener que comprar a otras personas, poseer más ganado. Ella comenta que en estos años atrás, su esposo no ayudaba en mucho para los gastos del hogar, solo gastaba en el alcohol; pero hoy ha recapacitado y desea trabajar junto a ella y comenta que nunca es tarde para comenzar.

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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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
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  • $26,231,000
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Blanca Isabel to buy to dairy cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 14, 2013
Listed
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014