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Marta Lilian
Marta, 39 years old, is married. She can neither read nor write. Her husband is a bricklayer and she is a homemaker. They have two children together: one five-year-old son and a sixteen-year-old daughter who is in eighth grade. The children do not currently work, but are full-time students. The distance from their home to their corn plantation is about two kilometers, or a thirty minute walk.

Marta learned how to grow corn from her parents when she was a very young child and has a great deal of experience. As she lives in the country, growing corn is the most viable crop in the winter to maintain the family. Apart from farming, she takes care of the household chores. She and her husband take care of the crops together. Their working schedule is not fixed; they may go in the morning or in the afternoon.

The loan that she is seeking through Fundación Campo (Countryside Foundation) is to buy agricultural supplies, including fertilizer and labor expenses. For her family, this will mean greater availability of food and less vulnerability to disease.

Marta dreams of a better life for her husband and children, of making a decent home for her children, and of them growing up to be people of means, finishing their university studies, and becoming professionals. She hopes to achieve all of this with the help of God and sacrifice from herself and her husband.
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Marta de 39 años de edad, es casada y no sabe leer ni escribir. Su esposo se dedica a la albañilería y ella se dedica a los oficios domésticos, han procreado 2 hijos un niño de 5 años y una niña de 16 años que está cursando octavo grado en el centro escolar. Actualmente, los niños no trabajan solo estudian, la distancia de su vivienda al lugar del cultivo de maíz tiene aproximadamente 2 kilómetros y a unos 30 minutos de su vivienda.

La experiencia que tiene Marta, sobre el cultivo de maíz la aprendió desde pequeña, sus padres le inculcaron a aprender a cultivar maíz, como ella vive en el campo, piensa que es más factible el cultivo en época de invierno todo para producir maíz y la sostenibilidad de su familia. Aparte de realizar la actividad de la agricultura, se dedica a los oficios domésticos en su vivienda y para realizar el cultivo lo realiza junto a su esposo, que también lo apoya, el horario no es estable para trabajar, van por la mañana o por la tarde.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar insumos agrícolas: abono y el pago de personas que le ayuden a realizar la actividad y la necesidad que será satisfecha es que su familia tendrá mejor disponibilidad de alimentación y no estar vulnerables a enfermedades.

Tener una mejor calidad de vida con su esposo y su hijos vivir en un lugar digno para sus hijos, y que ellos sean personas de bien, que terminen sus estudios universitarios y que sean profesionales con la ayuda de Dios y el sacrificio de ella y su esposo.

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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 648
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,066,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Marta Lilian buy materials and labor for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 30, 2013
Listed
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014