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Luz Argelia
Luz, 47, only studied until 2nd grade. She is the mother of two children and her husband is a builder. One of her children studies and the other works with his father.

She sells American clothing, a business which she has had for 2 years and which she learnt from a friend. Before this, she dedicated her time to housework. Now she takes the 15-minute bus ride into town, where she has her business. Her daughter helps her after classes and on occasions from 6 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon.

She is asking for a loan to buy a box of clothing, which is coming from the U.S. and she will rent a space in the central market. Thanks to the loan, she will be able to supply her business and her profits will improve so she can have a better life. Her earnings will allow her to continue developing her business.

Her dreams are to stock her business, pay for her daughter’s education and also improve her house (with an extension). She knows that she’ll only be able to fulfill her dreams if she continues to work hard, just as she has been doing up until now.
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Luz de 47 años, solo estudio hasta 2º grado de estudio, es madre de 2 hijos, su esposo se dedica a la albañilería; sus hijos una estudia y el otro trabaja con el papá.

Ella se dedica a la venta de ropa americana cuyo negocio tiene 2 años de tenerlo, el cual lo aprendió de una amiga. Anteriormente se dedicaba a los oficios del hogar. La señora luz viaja 15 minutos en un auto bus hasta la ciudad, que es donde tiene el negocio el cual le ayuda a atenderlo su hija, después de las clases y lo hace periódicamente desde las 6:00 a m a 3:00 p m.

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar una caja de ropa, que le viene de estados unidos y rentara un local en el mercado central. Gracias al préstamo, podrá surtir su negocio y sus ingresos mejoraran para tener una vida mejor y con las ganancias seguir mejorando su negocio.

Sueña con surtir su negocio, sacar adelante el estudio de su hija y ademas mejorar su vivienda (ampliarla). Para todo esto, sabe que podrá lograrlo, solamente si continua trabajando fuertemente, como hasta hoy lo ha hecho.

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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.


About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 659
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,134,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Luz Argelia to buy a box of clothes from the U.S. and to rent a space at the central market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014