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María Del Carmen
María is forty-eight years old, has five children, and her life partner lives in another country. For twenty-six years, she has been dedicating herself to the making and selling of empanadas and tortillas. She leaves in the morning to sell the empanadas by walking door to door in the area where she lives. She sells the tortillas from her home. She learned this business through her own initiative after realizing the need to have an income for her family.

The loan that she is requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy corn, plantains, and other ingredients for her business. Her intention is to make her business grow and to better the living conditions of her family.
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María tiene 48 años de edad, tiene cinco hijos, su compañero de vida vive en otro país. Tiene 26 años dedicándose a la elaboración y venta de empanadas y tortillas. Las empanadas las sale a vender de manera ambulante en el lugar en donde vive, las tortillas las vende en su casa. Aprendió el negocio por iniciativa propia, en vista de la necesidad de obtener ingresos para la familia.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar maíz, plátanos, entre otros insumos para su negocio. Su propósito, es hacer crecer su negocio y mejorar las condiciones de vida de su familia.

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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
  • 748
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped María Del Carmen to buy corn, plantains, and other ingredients for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014