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María Marisol
María is 41 years old. She has a spouse and a son. She lives with her 80 year old foster mother and a 20 year old young special needs man that was left in her care by a friend who went to live in the United States.

In her community, she is the president of the communal development association (ADESCO), through which she has managed some projects. For example, making a communal house that serves as a shelter whenever there is a flood, technical training for growing vegetables and recreation activities for community members.

She works small land parcels growing corn in areas up to 7,000 meters and vegetables such as pipianes in areas up to 3,500 square meters. This dry season, she is doing irrigation for her parcels with help from motorized pumps. She has been doing these activities since she was 12 years old and these crops are a family tradition.

She acquires her agricultural materials in the city and estimates that she travels about 25 kilometers. For her community, transportation service is difficult and the busses come and go from the community twice. She sells her harvests with merchants from the municipal market, people with whom she has had a business relationship for more than 10 years.

The loan that she is asking for from Fundación Campo is to buy 1,600 pounds of fertilizer, foliar applications and insecticides. The rest is to pay for the labor costs to plant 3,500 square meters of pipian and 10,500 square meters of corn. Farming activity is the only source of income that exists in her community and it is indispensable for the life of this family.

Her goal is to have the capacity to produce vegetables with irrigation equipment with more efficiency such as dripping as well as having the financial capacity to produce vegetables such as the green chile.
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María tiene 41 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene un hijo. vive junto a su mamá de crianza de 80 años de edad, y un joven con capacidades especiales de 20 años de edad, que le dejo a cargo una amiga que se fue a vivir a Estados Unidos.

En su comunidad es la presidente de la asociación de desarrollo comunal (ADESCO), por medio de la cuál han gestionado algunos proyectos; como elaboración de una casa comunal que funciona como albergue cuando existe el problema de inundaciones, preparación técnica para el cultivo de hortalizas y otras actividades de recreación para los miembros de la comunidad.

Ella Trabaja pequeñas parcelas cultivando Maíz en áreas de hasta 7000 metros y hortalizas como pipianes en áreas de hasta 3500 metros cuadrados. En época seca realiza riegos por gravedad en sus parcelas con ayuda de motobombas. Estas actividades las realiza desde que tiene 12 años de edad, son cultivos que realizan como tradición familiar.

Los insumos agrícolas los adquiere en la ciudad, se estima que hace un recorrido aproximadamente de 25 kilómetros. Para su comunidad el servicio de transporte es difícil y los buses llegan y salen de la comunidad 2 veces. Las cosechas las comercializan con comerciantes del mercado municipal de la ciudad, personas con las que poseen la relación comercial de más de 10 años.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 1,600 libras de fertilizantes, foliares e insecticidas y el resto para pagos de mano de obra en el cultivo de 3500 metros cuadrados de pipian y 10,500 metros cuadrados de cultivo de maíz. La actividad agrícola es la única fuente de ingresos que existe en su comunidad y es indispensable para la vida de esta familia.

Su objetivo, es tener la capacidad de producir hortalizas con equipos de riego de mejor eficiencia como el de goteo y tener la capacidad económica para producir hortalizas como el Chile verde.

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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
  • 684
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  • $25,086,975
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped María Marisol to buy 1,600 pounds of fertilizer, foliar applications and insecticide. The rest is to pay for labor costs to plant 3,500 square meters of pipian and 10,500 square meters of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 10, 2013
Listed
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014