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Jessica Beatríz
Jessica is 27 years old, and she lives with her 8-year-old son and her mother, a wise woman with decades of business experience. Jessica learned to make tortillas at her mother's business when she was 14 years old. Nine years ago, when she was in her second year of college and found out she was pregnant with her son, she decided to transition to working full time in the tortilla business. Every day she grinds 75 pounds of corn into flour for making tortillas, and she sells the tortillas she makes in her neighborhood in two shifts, one at mid-day and the other in the afternoon.

With the support from this loan, Jessica plans to purchase firewood and 7 sacks of corn for making her tortillas, as well as pay off an outstanding balance of $391.00 to Fundación Campo. She hopes that this investment will help her to take advantage of current corn prices, since the price of corn is rising steadily. Jessica's dream is to one day open her own clothing business or a store in her house.
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Jessica es una joven de 27 años de edad, vive junto a su hijo de 8 años que esta estudiando 2° grado y con la mamá, persona de aproximadamente 50 años que se dedicó a realizar actividades de comercio.


Jessica, aprendió a elaborar tortillas a los 14 años de edad, en el negocio en que su mamá se trabajó; pero, manifiesta que se dedicó a tiempo completo desde hace 9 años y que fue cuando quedo embarazada de su hijo, en este tiempo estaba estudiando el 2° año de bachillerato. Todos los días muele unas 75 libras de maíz. Comercializa las tortillas en la colonia donde reside vende una parte al medio día y por la tarde.

El préstamo servirá para pagar un saldo pendiente de pago a Fundación Campo por $391.00, y para comprar leña $100.00 y en compra de 7 sacos de maíz $210. Con la compra de maíz en esta fecha le permitirá ahorrar, en pago de flete y por que el grano está subiendo de precio.

Su sueño, es establecer un negocio de venta de ropa o una tienda en su casa.

Additional Information

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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 754
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,510,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Jessica Beatríz to purchase firewood and 7 sacks of corn, as well as pay off a balance owed to Fundación Campo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 8, 2013
Listed
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014