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Exaltación De La Cruz
Exaltación, 66, is married and has two children. She lives in a community where many people make rigging for a living. When she was 10, she began making hammocks, bags, and grinding stones. Though she grew up without parents, it didn't keep her from developing skills. She married and had two children. Ten years ago, she set up a grocery store and also makes silk and poly-silk hammocks. To purchase supplies, she and her husband walk 800 meters to the bus stop and then travel 25 minutes to reach their destination.

She is applying to Fundación Campo for a loan to buy beams, boards, rods, and slats and to pay laborers to improve and repair the adobe house she is building before winter arrives. She says she is always working to have more items and hammocks in her store.
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Exaltación tiene 66 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene dos hijos. Ella vive en una comunidad muy emprendedora que trabajan en la elaboración de jarcia. Desde los 10 años de edad, comenzó a trabajar en la elaboración de hamacas, bolsos y matates de mezcal. Lastimosamente se creció sin padres; pero eso no le impidió continuar desarrollándose y se caso con su esposo procrearon dos hijos, desde hace 10 años a instalado una tienda de productos básicos y elabora hamacas de seda y poliseda.

Para comprar los insumos, viaja en compañía de su esposo para que le ayude a cargar la mercadería, debido a que camina unos ochocientos metros para llegar a la parada de autobuses y el autobús tarda unos veinticinco minutos en llegar a su destino.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar vigas, cuartones, varas, horcones y pago de mano de obra; para mejorar su vivienda ya que esta construida de bahareque y necesita repararla antes de que llegue el invierno.

Ella manifiesta que siempre trabajara para incorporar más productos a su tienda y continuar elaborando las hamacas.



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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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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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 777
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,698,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Exaltación De La Cruz to buy beams, boards, rods, and slats and to pay laborers to improve and repair the adobe house she is building before winter arrives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 8, 2013
Listed
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014