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María Mercedes
María is 54 years old. She is single and has two children. Her son works but her daughter does not, as she is disabled. María was only able to complete up to the end of sixth grade. Three other people live with María. Her daughter is the only person that depends on María.

For 21 years María has made a living selling food. She learned this work at a restaurant specialising in "pupusas" (thick, corn-stuffed tortillas). María now sells "pupusas" and soups, though before she only sold "tamales" (a corn-based dish) and shaved ice snacks. María also works at the local community's town hall from 6am until 4pm and then goes home to run her business.

This loan will be used to buy a grill for making the "pupusas", as the one she currently has is in a bad condition and needing replaced. She will also use the loan to repair some of the fittings where she sells her product.

María hopes to continue working hard so as to maintain her daughter. She currently does not have anyone else to support her.
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María de 54 años de edad, es soltera y tiene 2 hijos, el hijo trabaja y la hija no porque es discapacitada. María solo pudo estudiar hasta 6°grado, con ella viven tres personas mas y solo su hija depende de ella.

María tiene 21 años de dedicarce a la venta de comida, aprendio trabajado en una pupuseria. Hoy en dia, vende puspusas y sopas, antes solo vendia tamales y minutas; tambien hace horas de trabajo en la alcaldia de la comunidad, desde las 6 de la mañana hasta las 4 de la tarde, despues llega a su casa a atender su negocio.

El prestamo sera utilizado para comprar una planacha para pupusas, la que tiene esta en mal estado y necesita cambiarla, tambien tiene que reparar las instalaciones donde vende su producto.
María espera seguir trabajando fuertemente, para poder mantener a su hija que por el momenteo no tiene a nadie mas que la apoye.

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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
  • 453
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,269,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped María Mercedes to buy a grill for making "pupusas" (corn-stuffed tortillas) and to repair fittings where she sells her product.
39% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 2, 2013
Listed
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A