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Martha Alicia
Matha is 58. She is a single mother of six. For several years she has made and sold food, including pupusas [a thick corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, fried pork rind, chicken, or refried beans], lunches, etc. She has also sold flowers for several years. She learned her work from her parents. She gets up at 5:00 am with her children to prepare the food that she will sell at lunch time. Later, her children go to school. In the afternoons, she prepares the ingredients for making pupusas. This generates an income to support her family; she is both father and mother to all her children.
This loan, which she is requesting from Fundación Campo, is for the purchase of laminate and to change the leaky roof in her home. She will also expand the paved area where her customers eat. With this improvement to her home, she will attract more customers, and this will generate her more income to sustain her family.
In the future she plans to provide her children with a university education and to see them become professionals.
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Matha tiene 58 años de edad, es madre soltera de 6 hijos. Es una persona que tiene varios años de dedicarse al comercio de comida como la elaboración y venta de pupusas, almuerzos, etc. Y en la elaboración de flores actividades que ha desarrollado durante varios años, oficio que aprendió de sus padres. Se levanta a las 5:00 a.m. Junto a sus hijos para preparar lo que venderán en el almuerzo. Luego, sus hijos se dirigen a la escuela, en la tarde prepara los ingredientes para elaborar pupusas lo que le genera ingresos para el sustento de su familia ya que ella, es padre y madre para todos sus hijos

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar lámina y cambiar el techo de su casa ya que se le moja y ampliar la acera de su casa, debido a que ahí atiende a sus clientes mientras están consumiendo sus alimentos. Con el mejoramiento de su vivienda atraerá más clientes para su negocio lo que le generara mejores ingresos para el sustento de su familia

Ella planea en un futuro darles una educación universitaria a sus hijos y que lleguen hacer profesionales.

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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
  • 745
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,054,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Martha Alicia to buy laminate and to change her home's leaky roof, and to expand the paving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2015