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Iris Sobeida
Iris only went to school up to the 2nd grade because her parents didn't have the resources to offer her an education. She adds that the school she was supposed to go to was almost 6 km from where she lives, which made it difficult to get there from her house and vice versa. In addition, her parents didn't have a lot of time to make the daily trip because of their work as day laborers. She is single and only lives with one of her 5 children, who is in the second year of high school. The rest of married and live elsewhere.

She works with cattle. Specifically, she fattens them up to sell at the end of the year. She has almost 20 years' experience, and she learned the trade from her parents. They were farmers and small ranchers and she hasn't lost the tradition. She walks 4 km with the animals to take them to the pasture at 6 in the morning, and returns for them at 4 p.m. to take them home. She does this Monday through Friday, and her son helps her Saturday and Sunday.

Her loan will be used to buy cattle. Due to an illness she suffered, she had to sell her animals to cover her medical costs during her treatment. For that reason, she wants to recuperate and work, as she has always done.

Her dream is to help her son so that he can go to college and see him graduate with whatever major he decides. Also, with the help that has been given to her, she will buy cattle, fatten them and sell them. With this income she will pay off the debt and the rest will help her keep investing in buying more cattle.
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Iris, estudio solamente hasta 2º grado, pues sus padres no contaban con los recursos, para brindarle el estudio, a eso, se le suma que la escuela donde debía asistir, estaba a casi 6 km de donde vivía, lo que hacia difícil el traslado de su casa a la escuela y viceversa. Y sus padres, no disponían de mucho tiempo para hacer el recorrido diario, por su trabajo, como jornaleros. Ella esta soltera, y en su casa, solo habita uno de sus cinco hijos, que estudia 2º año de bachillerato, los demás están casados y tienen otro lugar de residencia.

Ella se dedica a trabajar con bovinos, específicamente, al engorde de estos para venderlos al termino de un año. Tiene casi 20 años de experiencia, oficio que aprendió de sus padres, quienes eran agricultores y pequeños ganaderos, y ella no a perdiendo la tradición. Recorre una distancia a pie, de 4 km junto con los animales, para llevarlos al potrero a las 6 de la mañana, y regresa por ellos a las 4 pm, para llevarlos a su casa, ella lo hace de lunes a viernes, y su hijo le ayuda sábado y domingo.

El préstamo sera utilizado para comprar ganado. Debido a una enfermedad que padeció ella, se vio en la necesidad de vender sus animales, para cubrir los gastos médicos durante su tratamiento. Por esa razón, desea volver a recuperarse y trabajar como siempre lo ha hecho.

Su sueño, es ayudar a su hijo, para que estudie una carrera universitaria, y verlo graduado como profesional, en el área que él decida. También, con la ayuda que se le a proporcionado, comprara ganado, lo engordara y lo venderá, con esos ingresos cancelara el crédito, y el resto le ayudara, a seguir invirtiéndolo, en la compra de mas ganado.

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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
  • 781
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  • $26,231,000
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Iris Sobeida to buy cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 19, 2013
Listed
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014