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Basilia
Basilia, 46 is married with five children. She currently lives with her husband and family consisting of five children for whom she must strive constantly in order to provide them with what’s needed. She’s been doing domestic chores since a very young age since her mother’s priority was that she develops well in this area and she reached her goal for she does so excellently.

Taking into account her community’s condition, she’s taken the initiative of buying a ‘nixtamal’ [corn dough for tortillas, tamales, etc.] mill because her zone does not have this service and she figures that in addition to providing this service to the community it would also mean a source of income for her.

Also, in addition to meeting her personal need, it will bring many benefits to local residents because they would avoid having to travel great distances to find corn milling service. She intends to use this investment to create another source of household income and to maintain a constant work process and apprenticeship for her children just like her parents did with her so that they can reach life improving goals. Her objective is to educate her children by means of her effort, to give them the conditions she was unable to have personally and above all to be successful in this new activity she intends to execute.
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Basilia es una persona de 46 años de edad, casada y con cinco hijos. Actual mente vive con su esposo y su familia, la cual esta conformada por 5 hijos, para los cuales tiene que realizar una lucha constante para brindarles lo necesario. Se dedica a los oficios domésticos desde una temprana edad; ya que para su mamá era prioridad que se desempeñara de buena manera en esté ámbito y su propósito se logro ya que actualmente lo desempeña excelentemente.

Tomando en cuenta las condiciones de su comunidad ella, ha tomado la iniciativa de comprar un molino de nixtamal, ya que en la zona no se dispone de ese servicio y estima que además de llevar ese beneficio a la comunidad le representaría una fuente de ingreso.

Además, de abastecer su necesidad personal, llevara muchos beneficios a los habitantes de su comunidad, ya que se evitaran de caminar grandes distancias para tener el servicio de molida de maíz. Pretende con la inversión, llevar otra alternativa de ingresos a su casa, también mantener en un proceso constante de trabajo y aprendizaje a sus hijos tal como se lo enseñaron sus padres para alcanzar sus objetivos de mejora en la vida.

Su propósito es educar a sus hijos mediante su esfuerzo, darle las condiciones que ella personalmente no pudo tener y sobre todo tener éxito en la nueva actividad que pretende ejecutar.

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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
  • 785
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,698,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Basilia to buy a corn mill.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 12, 2013
Listed
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 17, 2015