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María Del Carmen
María is a widow with three children, ages 22, 18, and 16. She has worked in agriculture for eight years, since her husband died, when she looked for a source of income to support her children.

She acquires her merchandise in a city located 12 kilometers away, making the trip in a personal vehicle and paying $40 for the transportation. For this reason she has to make the most of the trip.

The loan she's requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy eight sacks of fertilizer and pay for equipment to plow and plant 17,000 square meters of land.

She hopes her harvest will be very productive with the investment so her income improves and she can cover her family expenses. Her desire is to become a businesswoman and carry out other activities.
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María, es viuda y tiene tres hijos de 22, 18 y 16 años de edad respectivamente. Ella tiene ocho años de dedicarse a la agricultura; desde que su esposo falleció ella busco una fuente de ingresos para mantener a sus hijos. La mercadería la adquiere en una ciudad que esta ubicada a 12 kilómetros de distancia, el recorrido lo hace en un vehiculo particular y debe pagarle $40.00 dólares por el transporte, debido a eso debe de aprovechar el viaje.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 8 sacos de fertilizantes, pago de maquinaria para que are la tierra y sembrar 17,000 metros cuadrados de terreno. Con la inversión, espera que su cosecha sea muy productiva para que sus ingresos mejoren y pueda cubrir los gastos de la familia. Su deseo es convertirse en una mujer empresaria y desempeñar otras actividades productivas.

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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 El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 690
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,086,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Del Carmen to buy fertilizer and to pay for equipment to plow and plant her land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 10, 2013
Listed
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013