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María Lourdes
María is 37 years old. She studied business and at 23 decided to marry her husband. They have been married for 14 years. They have a business processing paperwork for customs at the border. They both work in the business with one employee. They have two offices. Their children are in school and are 13 and 10 years old.

They have 17 years of experience in the business. When she was 20, she decided to learn the business with a relative and after working for three years, she had her own clients and decided to go off on her own. She and her husband opened their own business.

The loan will be used to make some improvements on the business locales, and she plans on investing in a new business.

In the future, she wants her children to get an education, graduate from college and have good careers. For the business, she wants to open more offices and generate more employment in her community.
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María de 37 años, estudio su bachillerato comercial, a los 23 años decidió casarse con ahora su esposo, con el cual ya lleva 14 años de matrimonio, ambos tienen un negocio de tramitaciones aduanales en la frontera, en el cual ambos trabajan en el negocio mas una empleada, ya que cuentan con dos oficinas, actualmente sus hijos están estudiando ( 13 y 10 años de edad).


llevan 17 años de experiencia en el negocio, a los 20 años ella decidió aprender el negocio con un familiar y después de tres años de trabajar, ya tenía sus propios clientes y decidió independizarse y ya junto a su esposo decidieron poner su negocio que ha ido.

El préstamo será utilizado, para el mejoramiento de los locales donde se encuentran los negocios y planea invertir en un negocio nuevo.


A futuro, quiere que sus hijos se preparen académicamente, que culminen sus estudios universitarios que se conviertan en unos profesionales, y en cuanto al negocio quiere tener más oficinas y así generar empleo en su comunidad.

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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
  • 714
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Expired
A loan of $1,500 helped María Lourdes to make some improvements om the locales where she has her businesses and to invest in a new business.
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 30, 2013
Listed
Oct 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Expired:
Nov 12, 2013