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Ignacia is 70 years old, single and has 2 children. She lives alone and works to support herself. For the past 27 years she has dedicated herself to selling scapulars. She learned this trade when she was young after having an accident in which she injured her knee. At first is was a hobby, but later she realized that their was a market in the area for her work, which led her to start her business.

The loan will be used to purchase materials to make scapulars such as: fabric, yarn, plastic and tape that she buys for the whole year. Ignacia's goal is to continue working and not have to depend on anyone.
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Ignacia de 70 años de edad, es soltera y tiene 2 hijos, vive sola y trabaja para mentenerce ella misma.

Desde hace 27 años se dedica a vender escapularios, este oficio lo aprendio cuando de joven tuvo un accindente y se fracturo la rodilla. Primero fue un pasatiempo, despues se dio cuenta que sus creaciones tenian buen mercado en la zona y fue asi como empezo en el comercio.

El prestamo sera utilizado para comprar materiales para la elaboración de escapularios como: tela, estampa, plasticos y cinta que la compra para todo el año.

Ignacia tiene como objetivo seguir trabajando y no tener que depender de nadie.

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
  • 747
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ignacia to purchase materials to make scapulars, such as: fabric, yarn, plastic and tape.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013