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Isabel, 37, has lived in her community for 15 years already with her husband and two children who are currently in primary school. Her business is a small grocery store and ‘pupusa’ [filled, grilled corn cakes] sales.

The pupusa shop has been in operation six years. She learned this occupation from her mother and it produces good dividends. Her work hours generally start at dusk which is when demand is highest. Her husband helps her take care of customers.

The loan she’s requesting is to buy more merchandise for the store and for the pupusa business. She will have better sales and higher income to cover family expenses. She needs to have a more profitable business and a larger clientele.

Her future plan is to work hard alongside her husband to provide a good education for her children that to her way of thinking is the best legacy they can possibly give them.
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Isabel de 37 años, vive desde hace ya 15 años en la comunidad, , junto a su esposo y sus 2 hijos; quienes actualmente están estudiando educación básica. Su negocio es, una pequeña tienda de artículos de primera necesidad y una venta de pupusas.

La pupuseria tiene 6 años de estar funcionando. Este oficio lo aprendió de su madre y pues le da buenos dividendos. Las horas de trabajo generalmente, es al atardecer en donde su negocio tiene mayor demanda. En el negocio se involucra su esposo, quien le ayuda con la atención a los clientes.

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar más productos para la tienda y para el negocio de la pupuseria. Tendrá mejores ventas y mayores ingresos, para solventar los compromisos en su familia. La necesidad es que tendrá un negocio más rentable y más clientela.

Los planes a futuro, son trabajar duro al lado de su esposo para brindar una buena educación a sus hijos,que para su forma de pensar es la mejor herencia que pueden dejarles.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for rural women in El Salvador. Loan amounts are much smaller than average and the field partner is not requiring any guarantee for this type of loan. The goal is to support businesses that will enable women to work from their homes or start flexible businesses, as many of them are single mothers and are the sole caretakers for their families. Women who receive this type of loan also receive training on entrepreneurship, business management and budgeting.

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
  • 759
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,004,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Isabel to buy stock merchandise for her store and for her fast-food business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014