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Fidelina
Fidelina is 63 years old. She is well-known in her neighborhood. She lives with a son who is 30 years old. He is married and has a 6 month old daughter. A 12 year old grandson also lives with her. He is studying. They are a family that works in distinct activities. Fidelina and her daughter-in-law sell pupusas (traditional Salvadorean food) from her house. Her son works as a motorcycle taxi driver. She also has a daughter in the United States who supports her a lot with some of the things she needs.

Fidelina has 20 years experience selling pupusas. She also sells drinks like natural juices and soft drinks. These generate a good profit margin. She also sells fireworks in the Christmas season and this is another source of money for the household.The loan she is requesting from CREDICAMPO is to buy corn in order to make the dough to make pupusas and also to buy drinks to have a bit more product to sell. She mentions that in the future she will continue to work with the institution as she needs to fix the oven that she has in her house.
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Fidelina de 63 años de edad. Es muy conocida en la zona donde vive, ella vive con un hijo que tiene la edad de 30 años, el muchacho está acompañado y tiene una hija que tiene 6 meses de edad; también vive con la señora un nieto que tiene la edad de 12 años y se encuentra estudiando.
Es una familia que trabajan en distintas actividades, la señora Fidelina vende pupusas en su casa junto con su nuera, el hijo trabaja en su moto taxi. También tiene una hija en los estados unidos, que le apoya mucho en algunas necesidades que tenga la señora.
La señora tiene de experiencia de vender pupusa en su casa, 20 años, además vende bebida como gaseosa, frescos naturales, esto le genera un buen margen de ganancia, también en temporada vende pólvora en las fiestas navideñas que es otra fuente de entrada de dinero.
El préstamo que está solicitando a CREDICAMPO, es para comprar maíz, para tener la masa para hacer las pupusas, también comprar las bebidas y tener un poco más de producto para la venta.

Ella menciona que en el futuro, seguirá trabajando con la institución, porque piensa arreglar el horno artesano que tiene en su casa.

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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.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 630
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,091,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Fidelina to buy corn to make pupusas and buy drinks to buy more product to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 6, 2014
Listed
Feb 12, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 20, 2014