She buys her merchandise in the city. To get there, she has to walk. It often takes 45 minutes to get to the village where she catches the bus for the city. She then brings her products back to her community to sell them. She sells basic staples such as beans, corn, rice, and oil. She also sells medicine and other household products.
This loan, which she is requesting from Fundacion Campo, is for the purchase of bricks, cement, and sand, and to pay labourers to install a floor in her home. They currently have a dirt floor and she wants to install brick. With this investment, she will have a more dignified home. She has built her home through great hard work, and now she needs bricks so that she and her grandchildren can live a better life. They currently run the risk of getting infections in their feet from the humidity.
She plans to buy a larger display case to display her products, and to help her grandchildren with their studies.
La mercadería la adquiere en la ciudad, para llegar ahí tiene que caminar en muchas ocasiones por 45 minutos hasta llegar al pueblo de donde ella toma el bus, para ir a la ciudad, que luego lleva a la comunidad para venderla. Ella vende productos de la canasta básica, como frijol, maíz, arroz, aceite, además vende medicina y otros productos para el hogar.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundacion Campo, es para comprar ladrillo, cemento, arena pago de mano de obra; para ponerle el piso a su casa, pues es de tierra y desea ponerle ladrillo. Con la inversión, poseerá una vivienda mas digna, pues con esfuerzos muy grandes ha construido la vivienda, ahora le falta el ladrillo, para que junto a sus nietos vivan mejor, debido a que corren el riesgo de contraer enfermedades en los pies a causa de la humedad.
Planea comprar un estante más grande, para colocar sus productos, y ayudar a los nietos en los estudios.
About CrediCampoThis 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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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.
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