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Guadalupe is 52 years old. She has worked from a very young age. She used to have to wake up very early to prepare meals for her father and siblings for when they went out to work. She then had to help her mother with household chores. At 18 years old, Guapalupe married and started working in agriculture with her husband. From this marriage, Guadalupe has had six children and, with a lot of effort, she was able to provide them only with a primary education. All six children now have partners and have left home. Guadalupe receives very little help from her children. Guadalupe also has an adopted daughter.

Alongside her husband, Guadalupe works in agriculture, sowing corn and jicama on 7000 square metres of land. Guadalupe and her husband first planted the crops when they first married. In addition to this work, Guadalupe buys some basic consumer products to resell and make some extra money to help with household costs. The only child that helps Guadalupe is the adopted daughter. She works in the local town hall.

This loan will be used to buy fertilisers and manure, to prepare the land, and to pay labourers, to work 7000 square metres of land. Guadalupe's aim is to continue supporting her husband with the crops and saving money in order to buy some cattle.
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Guadalupe, es una mujer de 52 años de edad. Se a dedicado desde muy pequeña al trabajo, ya que tenia que madrugar para preparar los alimentos que llevaba su padre y sus hermanos cuando iban a trabajar la agricultura; luego tenia que ayudar a su madre en los quehaceres del hogar. A sus 18 años se caso y empezó a trabajar la agricultura en compañía de su esposo, de este matrimonio procrearon 6 hijos, con mucho esfuerzo les pudo dar el estudio solo de primaria, todos sus hijos se acompañaron y se retiraron de su casa es poco la ayuda que reciben de ellos. Ademas, de sus hijos tiene una hija adoctiva.

Ella en compañía de su esposo trabajan la agricultura, siembran 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz y una de jicama. Estos cultivos, los cosechan desde que se caso hace varios años, ademas para ayudar a los gastos familiares compra algunos productos básicos para consumo para revenderlos. La única que le ayuda es la hija adoctiva, quien trabaja como empleada en la alcaldía municipal quien esta siempre pendiente.

Los fondos del crédito serán utilizados para comprar fertilizantes, abonos, para la preparación de la tierra y el pago de mosos y cultivar 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz. Su propósito, es continuar apoyando a su esposo, en todas las actividades productivas y ahorrar para adquirir ganado bovino.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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 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
  • 742
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,180,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Guadalupe to buy fertilisers and manure, to prepare the land, and to pay labourers, to work 7000 square metres of land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013