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Dora María
Dora, 32, has a spouse and three children. Her ten-year-old is in 3rd grade, her 8-year-old is in 1st grade and her youngest is two-months-old. Dora was only able to complete fifth grade. Four people live at home with her.

Her family has always had a corn tortilla shop. It was started by her grandmother and Dora has been running it for ten years. She works every day from six in the morning until three in the afternoon hand-making tortillas to sell to earn family income.

The loan will be used to buy corn by the kernel and lime powder both of which are needed to make tortillas whose sales are her main source of family income. With it she will be able to insure production and use profits to provide medical care needed by her new-born son.

She hopes her children will complete their schooling and if everything turns out as expected she hopes to buy another griddle to make tortillas and to hire someone to help her with the sales.
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Dora de 32 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene 3 hijos, de 10 años de edad y estudia 3° grado y 8 años de edad que estudia 1° grado, el menor tiene 2 meses de edad. Dora solo pudo estudiar hasta 5° grado. En casa conviven 4 personas con ella.

En su familia siempre han tenido un negocio en que venden tortillas de Maíz, comenzó su abuela y desde hace diez años lo maneja Dora. Todos los días trabaja de 6 de la mañana hasta las tres de la tarde, para poder palmear las tortillas venderlas y así tener ingresos para su familia.

El préstamo será utilizado en la compra de Maíz en grano y Cal hidratada, ambos necesarios para la elaboración de las tortillas que son la principal fuente de ingresos, por venta de la familia. Con ello se asegura la elaboración y con las ganancias espera darle el servicio medico que necesita su hijo recién nacido.

Espera que sus hijos terminen su estudios y si todo sale como espera, quiere comprar otra plancha para hacer tortillas y contratar a alguien que le ayude en la venta.

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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.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 563
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,916,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Dora María to buy tortilla-making ingredients and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 2, 2013
Listed
Oct 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014