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María Elena
María is fifty years old and is in a relationship. She has six children, but only two live with her. She has been running a company that her siblings own for five years. Before, she raised chickens and worked in agriculture.

María is requesting a loan to Fundación Campo to buy sand, gravel, bricks and cement and to pay for the labor needed to build a room in her house. With the room, her family will be more comfortable; they feel a bit tight now and cannot rest as they should. Her next goal is to build a wall around her property to make it safer.
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María tiene 50 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene seis hijos; pero solo dos viven con ella. Desde hace 5 años administra una empresa de su hermanos; antes solo se dedicaba a la crianza de pollos y trabajos agrícolas.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar arena, piedra, bloque, cemento y pago de mano de obra para construir una habitación en su casa. Con la construcción, vivirán más cómodos; ya que actualmente están algo estrechos en la casa y no pueden descansar muy bien. Su próximo, objetivo es construir un muro perimetral al contorno del terreno para dar seguridad.

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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 Housing Loans

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
  • 709
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,167,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped María Elena to buy sand, gravel, bricks and cement and to pay for labor to build a room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014