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María Candelaria
María is a forty-year-old married woman with four children. From a very young age she helped her mother in the household chores. Her father was a farmer, and she also helped in selling some produce so that she would be able to contribute some income to her family. Also, when there was little money to operate the farm, she and her brothers had to help him with the farming work.

She got married at the age of eighteen and has two children from that relationship, though the relationship did not last long. With a great deal of effort she worked as a vendor to support her children. Later she re-married and formed a new family, giving birth to two more children. She now works in agriculture along with her husband and their children.

She travels eight kilometers from their home to buy their farming supplies. She then has to hire transport to bring the supplies to her house. From there they bring the supplies by cart to their cornfields.

She is seeking a loan through Fundación Campo in order to pay for an operation that her mother needs so that she can continue to have the use of her legs. What María wants most is for her mother to be able to walk without any impediments.

In the future she would like to have her own land so that she can build a house for her family to live in.
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María es una mujer de 40 años de edad, casada con cuatro hijos. Desde muy joven se dedico a ayudar a su madre en los quehaceres del hogar, su padre se dedicaba a la agricultura, también en hacer pequeñas ventas para que pudiese ingresar algún dinero a su familia, ademas, cuando no había el capital suficiente para la agricultura tenia que ir a ayudarle a su padre ella y sus demás hermanos y hermanas, aprendió bastante bien la agricultura.

A sus 18 años se acompaño en esa relación procrearon 2 hijos, pero esta relación duro poco tiempo, con mucho esfuerzo trabajo para mantener a sus hijos haciendo ventas, luego se caso y formo nuevamente una familia procreando otros dos hijos y también dedicándose a la agricultura en compañía de su esposo y sus hijos.

Los insumos agrícolas los compra a 8 kilómetros de su casa; luego tiene que transportarlos hacia su casa pagando un medio de transporte, donde este luego es trasladada en carreta donde tiene los cultivos de maíz.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para pagar una operación que necesita su madre, debido a que es urgente para que pudiese tener fuerza motriz en las piernas. Lo que más desea María es que su madre tenga la posibilidad de caminar sin ningún impedimento.

Para el futuro quisiera tener su terreno propio para construir su casa donde vivan ella y su familia.

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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 El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 663
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,126,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped María Candelaria to pay for an operation that her mother needs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 22, 2013
Listed
Aug 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 17, 2015