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Irma
Irma, 50, is a hardworking, enterprising woman who never attended school because her parents didn’t want to send her to school and she dedicated herself to help them with the household chores. She’s a single mother of five children who are 30, 18, 21, 16 and 24 years of age.

She has a blacksmith business where she manufactures hooks to hang hammocks. She has more than 20 years’ experience in this line of work. She learned it from a friend who visited often and she decided to start her own business starting it with her sister. Now she has a business of her own and her son helps her with it; it’s home-based.

The loan she’s requesting is to buy iron that’s needed to make the hooks and charcoal for the oven where the iron is heated to high temperatures in order to mold it. In this way, she’ll be able to supply more customers she has and her family income will increase and her family will be more comfortable.

In future, she wants to see one of her daughters graduate as a university professional since she never had that opportunity. Her other two daughters didn’t choose to continue studying. At present she only has one in school and her dream is to see her graduate university. She’d also like to find a way to improve the place where she works and to buy more materials than what she has now to start expanding it.
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Irma de 50 años de edad, una mujer luchadora y emprendedora quien no tuvo estudios; ya que sus padres no la quisieron enviar a estudiar y se dedico a ayudarles en los quehaceres del hogar, es madre soltera de 5 hijos de 30, 18, 21, 16 y 24 años.

Ella posee un negocio de herrería en el cual elabora ganchos para colgar hamacas, ya tiene más de 20 años de experiencia este trabajo, lo aprendió con un amigo que lo visitaba seguido y de ver decidió poner su propio negocio, iniciando con una hermana y ahora, ya con su negocio propio en el que su hijo le ayuda y lo tiene instalado en su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar hierro, que se necesita para la elaboración de los gachos, el carbón para el horno donde caliente el hierro a temperaturas altas para moldearlo, de esta forma abastecerá a mas clientes que ella tiene y sus ingresos familiares mejoraran y su familia estará mas confortable

A futuro la señora, tiene el deseo de ver a una de sus hijas graduadas como todas unas profesionales universitarias; ya que ella no tuvo esa oportunidad y sus otras hijas, ya no quisieron seguir estudiando actualmente solo tiene a una en los estudios y es su sueño ver graduarse de la universidad, además ver de que forma mejora el lugar donde trabaja y comprar mas materiales de los que tiene para comenzar a ampliarlo.

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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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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 457
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  • $23,123,925
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    Loan transacted in USD
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,200 helped Irma to buy iron and charcoal.
71% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 9, 2013
Listed
Sep 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A