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Gloria Estela
Gloria is 62 and the single mother of four children. She married at age 18, gave birth to her four children at home, and was widowed at age 30. While her husband was alive, she tended to the household chores; however, after he died, she worked outside her home, washing and ironing, so that she could raise her children.

Being both mother and father and experiencing the bad luck of having her house destroyed by rains, she decided to apply for a loan. She used the loan to buy clothing to resell as a street vendor, work she has done now for 18 years. She continued renting with her children and slowly saving to build a new house, where she decided to set up a store and sell basic household items. She also sold coconut preserve as she traveled around selling clothing. Her store stayed open for four years, largely for the friendliness she showed her customers, but it never made a profit, and she had to close it.

She has applied to Fundacion Campo for a loan to pay for surgery on one of her eyes; otherwise, she may lose her sight. Her other eye is also affected and in danger, though her vision in that eye is a bit better. The loan will meet her need for eye surgery to repair her sight and avoid going blind. If the operation goes well, she will see normally and be able to keep working as long as God allows.
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Gloria tiene 62 años de edad, es madre soltera de cuatro hijos. Ella se acompaño a los 18 años de edad, procreando cuatro hijos en su hogar, posteriormente quedo viuda a los 30 años de edad. Comenta que durante estuvo con su esposo, ella se dedicaba a los oficios domésticos de su casa, pero desde que enviudo se dedico a trabajar ajeno, donde lavaba y planchaba, para seguir creciendo a su hijos, siendo ella padre y madre en su hogar y con tan mala suerte que por motivos de las lluvias se le derrumbo la casa, esto la llevo a solicitar un crédito, con el cual lo utilizo para comprar ropa y salir a vender a las calles realizando esta actividad durante 18 años, en todo este afán anduvo alquilando junto a sus hijos, y así poco a poco fue ahorrando y para hacer su casa de nuevo, cuando termino pensó en instalar una tienda y comprar productos de primera necesidad. Se puso también a vender conservas de coco, las cuales vendía cuando salía a vender con la venta de ropa, la tienda la tuvo solo cuatro años y el factor principal fue que por su buen corazón ella le daba fiado a la gente y esta nunca pago lo que consumió, por eso no siguió con la tienda.


El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundacion Campo, es para pagar la operación de uno de sus ojos, ya que presenta problemas de ceguera y si no se lo opera perderá la vista completamente por causa de la enfermedad; también ya se le ve afectado y en peligro su otro ojo con el que mira un poco mejor.


La necesidad que cubrirá será realizar la operación de su ojo, y recuperar la visión, a la vez evitara la perdida total de la vista y de esta manera si se trata y todo sale bien volverá hacer una persona normal y seguir trabajando hasta que el señor le preste vida.




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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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 784
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,671,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Gloria Estela to pay for surgery on one of her eyes; otherwise, she may lose her sight.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 13, 2013
Listed
Jun 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013