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Evelyn Iliana
Evelyn is 36, in a relationship, and has two children. She is a fighter. She has been making tamales and doing other jobs for fifteen years with the firm goal of providing her family's daily bread. She learned her business from her mother, who has done the same all her life. Before learning this work, she was a student; but she decided it would be better to work and sell tamales. She lives with her husband and children on her mother's property.
The corn for making the tamales is brought to her home, but this carries a higher cost. However, in the wintertime, she looks for supplies in the surrounding areas, which means she has to travel large distances and carry her products herself.
This loan, which she is requesting from Fundacion Campo, is for the purchase of containers, firewood, and ingredients for making tamales; it will also provide her with working capital. In the summer the price of corn increases and this loan will allow her to maintain her sales and to avoid losing clients.
Through having working capital, Evelyn will be able to always keep her customers in good supply, and she will always have all the necessary equipment for making tamales. She will also always have the necessary income for supporting her family. She is determined to keep working hard every day so that her children do not want for anything and can become professionals.
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Evelyn tiene 36 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene dos hijos. Ella es una mujer luchadora, cuenta con 15 años de trabajar en la elaboración de tamales y oficios varios; con el firme propósito de llevar el alimento diario a su hogar. Estas actividades las aprendió de su madre que se ha dedicado a lo mismo toda la vida. Antes de aprender el oficio, ella era estudiante pero decidió mejor dedicarse a la venta de tamales, vive con su esposo e hijos, en la propiedad de su madre. A ella le proveen el elote para sus tamales en su casa; pero estos llevan un costo mas alto ya que se los llevan a domicilio, pero en época de invierno ella busca la materia prima en los alrededores por lo cual tiene que desplazarse grandes distancias y acarrearlo ella por sus propios medios. El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para la compra de recipientes, leña e ingredientes para elaborar los tamales, y a la misma vez tener capital de trabajo, porque en el verano el elote aumenta su precio y así mantener su venta y no perder los clientes. Al tener capital de trabajo la cliente, abastecerá siempre a sus clientes y tendrá siempre todo el equipo necesario para la elaboración de los tamales y los ingresos necesarios para poder mantener a su familia. Ella esta convencida de seguir trabajando fuerte día con día, para que a sus hijos no les falte nada y convertirlos en 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.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 451
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,251,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Evelyn Iliana to buy containers, firewood, and ingredients for making tamales, and also to have working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2013
Listed
Jul 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014