She has been involved in business for two years, specifically in selling clothing. This was an activity that her husband suggested. Before this, she was only involved in domestic chores. She travels throughout the entire town, doing all of her selling door to door and walking great distances.
She now hopes to diversify her business activity. For this reason, she is requesting a loan in order to buy fruits and vegetables. She has observed that this business can generate more profits. She will be able to bring more income home while also having a new business.
With the investment, she will be able to generate profits, take care of her children, and offer her kids the opportunity to go to school.
*The photograph was taken in a crop field because in this moment, she does not have fruits or vegetables to show in the picture.
Evelyn de 28 años de edad, es bachiller, está casada y su esposo es empleado en el sistema de agua del cantón (fontanero), los dos hijos tiene 9 y 5 años, solo la niña estudia; vive en casa de la madre junto a una hermana, su esposo y sus hijos.
Desde hace 2 años esta en el comercio, específicamente en la venta de ropa, fue una actividad que nació de su esposo quien le dijo que se dedicara al comercio, antes solo realizaba los oficios domésticos. Ella recorre todo el cantón, ya que la venta la hace de casa en casa, camina grandes distancias.
Ahora ella, desea diversificar su negocio; por ese motivo solicita el préstamo para comprar frutas y verduras, ya que a observado en este comercio puede generar más ganancias, y así en lo personal podrá llevar sus ingresos a la casa y poder tener un nuevo negocio. Con la inversión podrá generar ganancias y cuidar a sus hijos y brindarles el estudio.
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This loan is designed for rural women in El Salvador. Loan amounts are much smaller than average and the field partner is not requiring any guarantee for this type of loan. The goal is to support businesses that will enable women to work from their homes or start flexible businesses, as many of them are single mothers and are the sole caretakers for their families. Women who receive this type of loan also receive training on entrepreneurship, business management and budgeting.
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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