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Carmen
Carmen is 52 years old and she got as far as the third grade in school. She is single: she and her husband separated 16 years ago and each followed different paths. She kept her four children and has been fighting since then to support them. Currently only two of her children live with her, as the other two have their own homes.

She works selling fish in the canton where she is from. She has been doing this work since she was very young; her mother taught it to her. She also has another job taking care of a young boy in the house of a neighbor who lives in the same community as she does. To do this work she travels about five kilometers each day, and one of her daughters takes charge of selling in the business.

She is requesting a loan through the Fundación Campo to buy more fish, because she wants to open a stall in the community market so she doesn't have to travel so far from her home to sell it. The loan will improve her life, as she will be able to avoid going so far and exposing herself to crime and other dangers.

Her dream is to have her own business and to build her house in one place, from a better material, as it is currently of mixed materials. For her family, her dream is for her daughter who is in school to get a university degree, graduate, and achieve her goals.
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Carmen de 52 años de edad, estudio hasta 3 grado de educación, esta soltera, desde hace 16 años se separó de su esposo y cada uno tomo caminos diferentes; ella se quedó con su 4 hijos luchando desde entonces para mantenerlos. Actualmente en casa, solo viven 2 de sus 4 hijos los otros dos están con sus propios hogares.

Ella se dedica a la venta de pescado fresco en el cantón, de donde ella es originaria. Se ha dedicado a esta actividad desde muy joven, su madre de ella le enseño esta actividad. También, tiene otra actividad económica y es la de cuidar a un niño pequeño en una casa de una vecina, de la misma comunidad de donde ella vive, para desempeñar el trabajo la cliente recorre aproximadamente 5 kilómetros diariamente, para vender en el negocio se involucra una hija de ella.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar más pescado, debido a que desea abrir un puesto de venta de pescado en el depillo de su comunidad y no tener que andar vendiendo lejos de su casa. El préstamo mejorara su vida, porque evitara salir lejos exponiéndose a la delincuencia u otro peligro.

Sus sueños son tener su propio negocio, en un solo lugar hacer su casa de un material mejor; ya que actualmente es mixta y para su familia es que su hija que está estudiando saque una Carrera universitaria y se gradué y cumpla sus objetivos.

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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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 772
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,611,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Carmen to buy more fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 25, 2013
Listed
Dec 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014