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Lilian Del Carmen
Lilian, 55, has a partner and has four children, of whom only her 17-year-old daughter lives with her and the others grew up and moved out. Lilian did not have the opportunity to study, her partner meanwhile is a farmer. Lilian has been working the land with her husband for 20 years, it was with him that she learnt this trade as she didn't know her father. Before having a family, she worked as a laborer in the cotton plantations.

The loan will be used to buy two calves, Lilian asserts that at this moment in time, agriculture is not as profitable, they only harvest for their own subsistence. The high prices of supplies and the low value of her produce have led her to take the decision to invest in cattle which will generate an income to improve her living conditions.

Lilian dreams of having cattle and improve her family's diet with dairy products.
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Lilian de 55 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene 4 hijos de los unicamente la hija de 17 años vive con ella, porque los otros se independizaron. Lilian no tuvo oportunidad de estudiar, su pareja es agricultor.

Lilian tiene 20 años de trabajar la tierra con su esposo, con el fue que aprendio dicho oficio ya que no conocio a su padre. Antes de tener familia trabaja de jornalera en las fincas algodoneras.

El prestamo sera utilizado para comprar dos terneras, ella manifiesta que la agricultura en este tiempo no es tan rentable, cultivan solo para la subsistencia. Los altos precios de los insumos y el bajo valor de su producción, la ha llevado a tomar la decisión de invertir en ganado que le puede generar ingresos para mejorar sus condiciones de vida.

Sueña con tener su ganaderia y mejorar la alimentacion de la familia con los derivados de la leche.

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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
  • 756
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,510,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Lilian Del Carmen to buy two calves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2013
Listed
Sep 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014