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María Idalia
María is 35 years old and lives with her life partner who works in agriculture. She has three children. One does not live with her, he has gone to the United States. Another does not want to study and he works with his father. The youngest one is a student. She only studied until Grade Four. She had to quit studying after her father was killed in the war. She was left alone with her mother and she had to learn to do agricultural work in order to help her mother support their household. She learned this work from some neighbors who gave work to her mother and her siblings. Her father died when she was 10 and she started to work in the fields when she was 12 years old.

Besides working in the fields María has always liked raising livestock. Today she has 6 head of cattle and her dream is to have more. She gets up at 4:30 in the morning to prepare breakfast. Then she takes the cattle to their field. This done she is off to work in the cornfields, which is a 30 minute walk away. She works 6 hours and returns home.

María will use the loan to buy 4 young bulls to fatten, taking advantage of the grass being good right now. It is a way to make a few dollars. Her dream is to buy 5 milk cows. She also wants her youngest son to graduate from University as she didn't have the opportunity to study and her other sons didn't want to continue their studies. She would like to buy a heifer with the profits, God willing.
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María de 35 años de edad, solamente estudio cuarto grado, comenta que su padre murió en la guerra y quedo solamente con su mamá, debido a eso ya no pudo estudiar y le toco que aprender a trabajar la agricultura para ayudar a su madre al sustento del hogar. Ella esta acompañada y su pareja se dedica a la agricultura, de sus tres hijos uno ya no vive con ella viajo a los estados unidos, otro de ellos ya no quiso estudiar y trabaja en la agricultura con su padre, el ultimo de ellos es el que esta estudiando.
Desde que tenía doce años, comenzó a trabajar en la agricultura con su mamá; pues su padre murió cuando ella tenía 10 años. Aprendió a trabajar con unos vecinos, fueron ellos los que le daban trabajo a su mamá y a sus hermanos, fue con ellos que aprendieron a trabajar.
Además, de trabajar en la agricultura, siempre le a gustado la ganadería, hoy cuenta con seis cabezas de ganado y su sueño es tener más. Ella se levanta a las 4:.30 AM para preparar el desayuno, y luego conducir su ganado al potrero. Posteriormente, se queda trabajando en la milpa, para llegar donde ellos trabajan tienen que caminar unos 30 minutos, trabaja 6 horas y luego regresa a casa.
El crédito será utilizado en la compra de 4 toretes para repasto, ya que quiere aprovechar que el pasto esta bueno, además es una forma de ganar unos dólares
Su sueño, es comprar unas 5 vacas lecheras, que su último hijo se gradúe en la universidad, ya que ella no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, y sus otros hijos no quisieron seguir estudiando. Con la ganancia si Dios le permite quiere comprar una novilla.

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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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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
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  • $23,302,875
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Idalia to buy 4 young bulls to fatten.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 21, 2013
Listed
Sep 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014