Dora is 31 years old and a single mother of two children aged 10 and 8 years old who are studying. She has been dedicated to making and selling tortillas for the past 15 years. She is a fighter and possesses a self-improvement spirit. To meet the increasing demand of her product, she has hired two employees; this is due to the fact that she cannot produce the amount of tortillas that is demanded from her customers by herself. Dora works from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The loan that she is requesting from Fundación Campo, will be used to purchase corn; the main supply for her business, taking advantage of its current low price in order to acquire and maintain inventory. She will also purchase a larger tortilla press to facilitate with manufacturing, because the one she currently owns is small. With this investment, she expects to better serve her customers and increase revenue since her objective is to purchase her own home, provide education for her children and maintain stability for her business to help her brothers.
Dora tiene 31 años de edad, es madre soltera de dos hijos de 10 y 8 años de edad, que están estudiando. Ella se dedica a la elaboración y venta de tortillas, desde hace 15 años, ella es una mujer luchadora y con espíritu de superación. Para abastecer la demanda que posee ha contratado a dos empleadas, ya que ella solo no puede producir la cantidad de tortillas que le demandan; trabaja de 6:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar maíz; insumo principal para su negocio y desea aprovechar que el precio esta bajo para adquirir bastante y mantener inventario y comprar una plancha nueva más grande; porque la que posee es pequeña. Con la inversión, espera atender mejor a sus clientes y aumentar sus ingresos ya que su objetivo es comprar su propia casa y brindarles el estudio a sus hijos y por supuesto mantener la estabilidad de su negocio para ayudar a sus hermanos.
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.
A loan of $600 helped Dora María purchase corn, the main supply for her business, and take advantage of it´s current low price. This will allow her to stock up and keep her inventory high. She will also purchase a larger tortilla press to facilitate with manufacturing, because the one she currently owns is small.