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Gladis Del Carmen
Gladis is 43 and the single mother of three children. She only has a fifth-grade education because of her family's poverty, but she has 30 years of experience in raising livestock on pasture and planting corn. Gladis learned to farm from her parents, who didn't know any other way to earn a living.

Gladis takes her herd to pasture each day and then takes care of cleaning, fertilizing, and other the other tasks required to raise an abundant corn crop.

To purchase livestock, Gladis takes a bus that goes through her town and rides it a half-hour to a market, where she spends nearly the entire day looking for the cattle that she wants. After buying them, she takes the cattle back to her ranch in a truck.

Gladis is applying for a loan from the Campo Foundation to purchase five heifers to fatten in pasture. The loan will allow Gladis to increase her herd so that she'll be able to sell cattle more frequently, generating more income that will improve her family's living conditions.

Gladis wants to work very hard, to save, and to build a brick house, as she now lives in an adobe home.
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Gladis de 43 años de edad, es madre soltera de 3 hijos, debido a la situación económica muy mala en que creció, solo estudio quinto grado, tiene 30 años de experiencia en el manejo de ganado de repasto y la siembra de maíz, oficio que aprendió con sus padres, ya que era lo único que sabían hacer para poder subsistir.

Todos los días lleva sus animales al potrero y después se dedica a las labores de limpieza, fertilización y otras actividades, para desarrollar bien su milpa.

Para comprar sus animales, aborda un autobús que pasa por su comunidad, viaja durante 30 minutos hasta llegar al tiangue, ahí se pasa casi todo el día, hasta encontrar animales a su gusto, después de comprar, los sube en un camión y regresa a casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 5 novillos de engorde en repasto. Podrá incrementar su hato, lo que permitirá que pueda realizar ventas mas continuas, lo que ayudara a dar una mejor condición de vida a su familia.

Desea trabajar muy duro, para ahorrar y construir su casa de ladrillo, ya que vive en una de adobe.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 460
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,095,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Gladis Del Carmen to purchase five heifers for fattening on pasture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 15, 2013
Listed
Nov 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014