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Blanca Isolina
Blanca is a 59 year old woman, accompanied by her life partner for 38 years, and she is a baker and a farmer. They have 4 children, none of whom live with them, and they have only 2 grandchildren who are 10 and 6 years old attending primary school.

She learned to bake bread from the time she was very young and 19 years ago she decided to dedicate herself to the bakery because she didn’t have another way of helping her family with the household expenses. She and her life companion opened their own bakery shop. Before they had sold bread that they bought, now they make it themselves, buying the supplies in the city, traveling 34 kilometers, paying for transport.

She is applying for a loan in order to buy flour, sugar, honey, and other items. The loan will improve her business because she will have the opportunity of meeting the demand for bread, which is high.

She wants to continue making bread and to open bread shops in all the nearby neighborhoods. Her dream is to bake bread to export because she considers her bread very tasty and she wants her family to live better. With her profits she wants to buy another stove so she can bake bread and produce more. She wants to expand her business.
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Blanca es una mujer de 59 años de edad, está acompañada desde hace 38 años su pareja es panificador y agricultor tuvieron en común 4 hijos de los cuales ninguno vive con ellos, solo dos nietos de 10 6 años de edad que están estudiando básica

Ella aprendió a elaborar pan, desde que estaba muy joven tiene 19 años de dedicarse a la panadería decidió hacer esa actividad; porque no encontró otra forma de ayudar a su familia y colaborar en los gastos de la casa. Con su compañero de vida, instalaron su propio puesto de panadería, antes se dedicaban a vender pan pero lo compraban hecho. Hoy en día ellos lo producen, va a comprar los insumos a la ciudad, recorre 34 kilómetros, paga transportarse.

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar harinas, azúcar, miel, entre otras. El préstamo mejorara su negocio porque tendrá la oportunidad de satisfacer la demanda del pan, ya que es bastante.
Desea, seguir haciendo pan y abrir sus propias tiendas de pan en todo el municipio donde vive. Su sueño es producir pan para exportarlo pues considera que lo elaboran muy rico, para que su familia vivan mejor. Con las ganancias desea, adquirir otro horno, para panificar y que la producción abunde más. Así quiere ampliar su negocio

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
  • 785
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,231,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Blanca Isolina to buy flour, sugar, honey, and more items for her bakery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 30, 2013
Listed
Sep 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013