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María De Jesús
María is 34 years old, married and has three children ages 6, 9 and 18. She lives with her father and three children and does all the household chores. Her family grows pipían [a squash variety] for a living.
She lives on a hill and in order to buy supplies she has to walk down the hill because it is not accessible by animal or vehicle. She then has to take a bus for the 24 kilometer trip to the city.
She is requesting a loan through Fundación Campo to buy agricultural supplies (sulfate and pesticides), labor to plant 7,000 square meters of corn and 10 well hoses to transport the water with a borrowed motor. With the loan they will be able to get their work done on time and ensure that their family is fed. They will also be able to sell some since they have little work and few resources. She says that in the region where she lives there is a high demand for pigs and she hopes to be able to dedicate more time to this activity.
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María tiene 34 años de edad, esta casada y tiene tres hijos de 6, 9 y 18 años respectivamente. Ella vive junto a su padre y a su tres hijos, se dedica a realizar los oficios domésticos en su casa. La familia se dedica a la agricultura, especialmente al cultivo de pipían.

Ella vive en un cerro, para comprar los insumos tiene que bajar el cerro caminando; por que no hay acceso de animales (caballo, burro) ni de vehículos. Al llegar al lugar en donde aborda el autobús, debe de viajar durante unos 24 kilómetros hasta llegar a la ciudad.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar insumos agrícolas (formula, sulfato y pesticidas), pago de mano de obra para sembrar 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz y para comprar 10 tubos para el pozo, ya que tienen un motor prestado para sacar el agua. Con la inversión, podrán realizar sus trabajos a tiempo y seguros que no les faltara el alimento en su familia y podrán venderlo también; ya que tienen poco trabajo y por sus propios medios no lo pudieran lograr. Ella comenta, que en la zona donde vive se caracteriza por tener mucha demanda de cerdos; por lo que quiere dedicarse más tiempo a esta actividad.

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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
  • 598
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $21,985,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María De Jesús purchase agricultural supplies, pay for labor and well hoses to transport water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 27, 2013
Listed
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014