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Carmen Amabel
Carmen, 50, studied until sixth grade, since her father passed away. In seeing the need, she decided to abandon school and start working to help her mother with the expenses of the home. She wound up raising her younger siblings. Carmen never married and does not have children. She lives with a niece and her niece's two children, although they do not depend on her.

Carmen is a very enterprising woman with much desire to better herself. When she abandoned school, she started working in a tortilla shop at the age of 15. She worked for ten years, later her mother achieved putting a small store in her house. Unfortunately, she passed away in little time and this is how Carmen continued with the small business that her mother, which much sacrifice and dedication, could have. Twenty years have passed since her mother passed away and the business has maintained itself during this time.

The loan will be invested in the store to be able to continue with the business that her mother started. Thus, she will be able to have her source of active income, and at the same time, the business is a memory that she has of the most special person. She will stay present for much time at the service of her customers.

Carmen has the illusion of seeing the business grow. With the loan, she will be able to have more products to offer to her clients. Additionally, she always wanted to have a clothing store, and she knows that if all goes as planned, she will be able to see her dreams fulfilled.
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Carmen de 50 años de edad estudio hasta sexto grado, ya que su padre fallecio y en ver la necesidad que tenian decidio abandonar la escuela y empezar a trabajar, para ayudar a su madre con los gastos del hogar y que terminara de criar a sus hermanitos. Carmen nunca se acompaño y no tienen hijos. Vive junto con una sobrina y los dos hijos de ella, aunque no depende de ella.

Carmen en una mujer luchadora con muchos deceos de superarse, desde que abandono la escuela inicio a trabajar en una tortilleria, a la edad de 15 años, trabajo por diez años, luego su madre logro poner una pequeña tienda en su casa, desgraciadamente fallecio al poco tiempo y fue asi como Carmen, continuo con el pequeño negocio que su madre con mucho sacrificio y dedicacion pudo tener. Han pasado 20 años desde que su madre fallecio y el negocio se a mantenido funcionando durante este tiempo.

El prestamo sera invertir en la tienda para doder continuar con el negocio que su madre inicio. Asi podra tener su fuente de ingresos activa, y a la vez el negocio que es un recuerdo que tiene de la persona mas especial, seguira presente por mucho tiempo al servicio de los clientes.

Carmen tiene la ilusión de ver crecer el negocio, con el credito podra tener mas productos que ofrecerles a sus clientes, ademas de esto siempre quizo tener una venta de ropa, y sabe que si todo le sale como lo a planificado, podra ver cumplida sus deseos.

Additional Information

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
  • 751
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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 $600 helped Carmen Amabel to stock the store with staple goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014