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María Isabel
Maria, who is 44 years old, is separated from her husband and has two daughters. She lives in a house constructed of adobe, along with her mother and one daughter. She makes aprons to sell, and she also sews skirts and blouses for neighbors. She has been doing this work since she was 20 years old, and it was her mother who taught her how to do this work. She makes her sales in the municipal market and in neighboring communities with the help of her mother and her daughter. She owes the support of her daughters and the secondary school studies that she offered them to this business.

She buys the basic materials to make the aprons in the municipal market in La Ciudad, some 6 kilometers from her community, making use of public transportation.

The loan that she is soliciting from Fundación Campo is to buy a semi-industrial sewing machine that will allow her to produce work of better quality. She is qualified by the ministry of education as a person who can make the school uniforms that the public schools in the zone provide.

With this she will manage to become independent with regard to the production of school uniforms that the ministry of education assigns. She will stop doing this with the machines of others and will improve her income by not working on contract.

Her wish is to buy three semi-industrial sewing machines and employ two people in the production of clothing for her mother and daughter to sell, and to improve the family income.
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María tiene 44 años de edad, esta separada de su esposo y tiene dos hijas. Vive un una casa construida de adobe junto a su mama y una hija. Se dedica a la elaboración de delantales para la venta,; también, costuran faldas y blusas de vecinas. Esta actividad la realiza desde que tiene 20 años de edad y fue su mamá la que le enseñó el oficio. Las ventas las realiza con el apoyo de la mamá y la hija en el mercado municipal y en comunidades vecinas. A este negocio le debe la mantención y el estudio de bachillerato que les proporciono a sus hijas.

Las materias primas para preparar los delantales los compra en el mercado municipal de La Ciudad a unos 6 km de su comunidad, haciendo uso del transporte público.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar una maquina de costura semi-industrial que le permita realizar trabajos de mejor calidad. Está calificada por el ministerio de educación como una persona que puede confeccionar uniformes escolares que proporcionan las escuelas publicas de la zona.

Con esto logrará independizarse en lo que se refiere a la confección de uniformes escolares que le adjudica el ministerio de educación, dejará de hacerlo con maquinas de otras personas y mejorará sus ingresos al dejar de trabajar por obra.

Su dese es, comprar tres maquinas de costura semi-industriales y emplear dos personas en la elaboración de prendas de vestir, para que las puedan vender su hija y su mamá y mejorar los ingresos de la 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.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 681
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,294,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped María Isabel to buy a semi-industrial sewing machine that will allow her to produce work of better quality.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 16, 2013
Listed
Mar 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014