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María Trinidad
María, 30, only completed first grade. She’s married and her husband works in agriculture. She has six children but only two of them still live at home and are attending schoo; the older one is in 6th grade and the other is in 5th. Her niece and her mother also live with her and share household chores.

Her business is manufacturing and selling crafts. She’s been working for 5 years. An aunt has the same occupation and she learned a little from her. Later on, she got her own workshop and that’s where she learned still more and how she came to work in this. This is her only activity but she receives stipends from the United States. Before becoming a craftswoman she did household chores. The place where she has her products is 600 meters away and she reaches it on foot. She’s the only one in her home doing this activity. She works in her stand three days a week from 8am until 5pm.

The loan she’s requesting is to buy 20 cones of thread, ready-made crafts and paint to add some details to them so that they will be more attractive to earn higher profits and provide better quality of life for her family.

She intends to expand the business, that is, to make more items so her family will lack nothing with respect to food, clothing, housing or footwear. With the help she gets from a son in the USA and profits from her business she states that she’ll help her children become professionals in future so that they won’t live with the limitations poverty imposes like she did in the past.
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María de 30 años de edad, solo estudio primer grado, es casada, su esposo es agricultor , tiene 6 hijos pero solo 2 viven ya con de ellos, sus hijos estudian en la escuela, la primera estudia sexto grado y la otra estudia quinto grado. Con ella viven su sobrina y su mamá con quien comparten los oficios de su hogar.

La señora tiene un negocio de elaboración, comercialización de artesianas , en la cual tiene 5 años de trabajar , una tía trabajaba en lo mismo y ella aprendió un poco ,en seguida recibió un taller sobre lo mismo donde aprendió mas el trabajo y fue como decidió trabar en ello. Ella solo se dedica a esa actividad, pero recibe remesas de USA, antes de ser artesana solo se dedicaba a los oficios del hogar, hasta donde tiene sus productos esta a 600 metros , por la cercanía se traslada a pie. De su hogar solo ella se dedica a esa actividad, y trabaja tres días a la semana en el puesto que tiene de 8 am a 5 pm.

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar 20 conos de hilo, y artesianas ya elaboradas, pintura para hacerle algunos detalles y que sean mas atractivas. Obtener mas ganancias y darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia

ella, pretende ampliar su negocio es decir elaborar mas artículos, y para su familia que no le falte nada en cuando a necesidades de alimentación, vestuario, vivienda y calzado. Con la ayuda, que recibe de su hijo que tiene en USA, y las ganancias de su negocio manifiesta que ayudara a sus hijos a que sean profesionales en el futuro y que no vivan limitados por la pobreza como vivió ella anteriormente.

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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
  • 595
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,937,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Trinidad to buy supplies and materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 14, 2013
Listed
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014