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Helen Patricia
Helen is 39 and married with three children between the ages of 4 and 5. She is an enterprising woman and has a clear vision of what she wants. She works in dressmaking and has done so for two years. In addition, she sells candy twists, popsicles, and jelly. She learned this work from her mother and has done so for 9 years. In his free time, her husband grows the basic grains to feed the family.

The materials that she uses for dressmaking are fabric, thread, needles, buttons, and zippers. She purchases these things in the municipality. She needs to leave in the morning from her house to board the bus that takes 20 minutes. She also purchases products such as sugar, fruit skewers for selling the jelly, popsicles, and candy twists.

The loan that she is requesting from the Fundación Campo is to purchase 2 bags of fertilizer, 5 liters of herbicide, and 1 pound of worm insecticide to cultivate 3,500 square meters of corn. The other part of the loan is to purchase fabric, needles, thread, zippers, fruits, sugar, and skewers. These are to improve her business that she has had for several years.

With the loan, she will be able to offer more nourishing food for her family because she can earn a better income, and with the agricultural supplies, she will be able to farm the grains she needs to feed her children.

Helen is thinking about requesting another loan in the future to make a better stocked store with products such as sweets, refreshments, and essential goods. She is also considering purchasing another sewing machine to be able to earn more income and offer a top notch education to her children, thus improving her and her family’s quality of life.
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Helen tiene 39 años de edad, esta casada y tiene tres hijos. vive con sus 3 hijos entre las edades de 4 a 5 años, es una señora muy emprendedora. Tiene una visión clara de lo que quiere, actualmente se dedica al corte y confección de telas con una experiencia de 2 años, ademas vende charamuscas, paletas y gelatinas desde hace 9 años oficio que lo aprendió de su mamá. El esposo trabaja en sus tiempos libres en agricultura, actividad de donde produce los granos básicos para la alimentación de su familia.

Los materiales que utiliza para corte y confección como: telas, hilos, agujas, botones ziper los compra en un municipio, debe de salir de mañana de su casa para abordar el autobús que tarda 20 minutos. También compra productos como azúcar, palillos frutas para una venta de gelatinas, paletas y charamuscas.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 2 sacos de abono, 5 litros de herbicida, 1 libra de insecticidas para el gusano para cultivar 3,500 metros cuadrados de maíz; la otra parte la destinara para comprar telas, agujas, hilos, ziper, frutas, azúcar y palillos estos para mejorar su negocio que tiene desde hace varios años.

Tendrá una mejor alimentación para su familia; porque generara mas ingresos y se le apoyara para la compra de insumos agrícolas y así pueda trabajar la agricultura y obtener los granos para la alimentación de sus hijos.


Helen piensa solicitar un crédito a futuro, para instalar una tienda mas surtida de productos como golosinas, bebidas refrescantes y productos de primera necesidad. También piensa comprar otra maquina de cocer para generar mas ingresos y poder dar un estudio superior a sus hijos y así mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for rural women in El Salvador. Loan amounts are much smaller than average and the field partner is not requiring any guarantee for this type of loan. The goal is to support businesses that will enable women to work from their homes or start flexible businesses, as many of them are single mothers and are the sole caretakers for their families. Women who receive this type of loan also receive training on entrepreneurship, business management and budgeting.

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
  • 583
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  • $23,939,325
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Helen Patricia purchase 2 bags of fertilizer, 5 liters of herbicide, and 1 pound of worm insecticide to cultivate 3,500 square meters of corn. The other part of the loan is to purchase fabric, needles, thread, zippers, fruits, sugar, and skewers for her other businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 14, 2013
Listed
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014