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María Estela
María is 31 and has a third-grade education. She has been a single mother of two children, ages 8 and 6, since her husband left for the United States and forgot about the family. María's two children study at a school in a nearby town, and María's 74-year-old father, who still has a steady job as a day laborer, helps pay their school fees.

Maria earns income from her business selling pupusas [tortillas filled with cheese, pork, chicken, or beans], which she prepares in the afternoon at a stand on a street in her town where residents gather to relax. María thus took advantage of the opportunity to start a business because she needed a way to provide for her children. She works seven hours a day.

María has applied for a loan from the Campo Foundation to purchase a calf. The animal will produce milk for her children and that she can sell, meeting her need to provide a better diet to her children.

Maria's short-term goal is to build her own home and be able to work in her kitchen instead of working from a stand. María also believes that she can ensure that her children can get an education and become successful.
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María de 31 años de edad, su grado académico es de 3° grado. Es madre soltera de 2 hijos de 8 y 6 años de edad; su esposo viajo a los Estados Unidos, pero no se acuerda de ellos, sus dos hijos estudian en el centro escolar de la comunidad cerca. Para ello le ayuda el papá de ella quien tiene 74 años, pero tiene un trabajo fijo como jornalero eso le permite poder ayudar.

María su fuente de ingreso depende del negocio de pupusas, que hace por las tardes en un puesto a orilla de calle de la comunidad, donde se reúne los habitantes a recrearse. Así aprovecha de hacer el negocio, el negocio lo emprendió por la necesidad de llevar el sustento a sus hijos, el trabajo lo hace tres horas diarias.

El préstamo solicitado a fundación campo, es para comprar una vaca parida, con el objetivo de sacar la leche y alimentar a sus hijos y también poder vender algo de sus producto, para cambiar la alimentación y con eso estará satisfaciendo la necesidad de poder alimentar mejor a su familia.

El sueño de María, es en el corto plazo poder construir un local propio, para dejar la cocina en el lugar de trabajo y no cargar con ella todos los días. Como también cree que puede darle una educación a sus hijos para que puedan salir 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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 663
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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 $1,500 helped María Estela to purchase a calf.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 20, 2013
Listed
Dec 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014