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María Amanda
María, 69, is mother of four adult children who have homes of their own. One of them lives in the community, two live in the capital and one is in the United States of America. She completed second grade and at the age of 19 got together with her husband; they were married in the year 2000.

For 20 years they lived in the nation’s capital where she raised her children while her husband worked all those years for an electric energy company. Later, he retired and they returned to the community they came from originally and started working in agriculture and animal husbandry.

Her husband died in the year 2002 of natural causes and today she lives with three grandchildren she cares for and who help her with the agricultural chores in their free time for one of them is employed, the other attends school in the community and the other one is ill and she has to care for him. She gets her husband’s monthly pension and her children are always watching over her.

On her part, since her childhood she grew up doing housework and her parents taught her how to work in the fields (to plant corn, beans, sorghum and agave). She also took care of the cattle at home.

The loan she’s asking for is to buy sand, cement and stone and to pay labor costs because she needs to flatten and pave a street on her property that connects to the main highway as well as to do some other home improvements. She figures she’ll spend $1,000 on this and will use the rest for some pending personal expenses she has.

Her dream is to continue working in agriculture as long as she has strength to do so and to continue motivating her grandchildren to study and to move forward.
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María de 69 años de edad, madre de 4 hijos, ya mayores de edad y que posee sus propios hogares uno de ellos vive en la comunidad, dos viven en la capital y uno esta en los estados unidos de América.

Ella estudio hasta segundo grado, se acompaño a los 19 años de edad con su esposo y se casaron en el año 2000.
vivieron 20 años en la capital del país donde ella cuidaba de sus hijos mientras su esposo trabajo, todos esos años en una empresa de energía eléctrica; luego él se jubilo y se regresaron a la comunidad de donde son originarios, y se dedicaron a los trabajos de la agricultura y ganaderia.

Su esposo murió en el año 2002 de causas naturales, y hoy en día solo vive con 3 nietos a quienes cuida y son ellos quienes le ayudan en los trabajos de la agricultura, en los tiempos libre pues uno de ellos trabaja, otro estudia en la comunidad y el otro es enfermito y tiene que estar pendiente de él.
De su esposo recibe una pensión mensualmente y sus hijos siempre están pendiente de ella.


Por su parte, desde pequeña se creció en los quehaceres del hogar, y sus padres le enseñaron el trabajo de la agricultura (siembra de maíz, frijoles, maicillo y los trabajos del cultivo de mezcal), ademas cuidaba del ganado en el hogar.


El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar arena, cemento, piedras y el pago de la mano de obra, pues necesita empedrar y fraguar una calle del terreno, donde ella vive la cual conecta con la carretera principal, ademas de hacer otras mejoras en la vivienda, estima que invertirá para ello $1000.00 y el resto lo necesita pues tiene pendiente unos gastos personales.

Sus sueños son seguir trabajando, mientras tenga fuerzas en la agricultura y seguir motivando a sus nietos para estudiar y que salgan adelante-

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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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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

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  • $7,500
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped María Amanda to buy building supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 3, 2013
Listed
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 17, 2015