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Luisa Alejandra
Luisa, 49, only went to school through the sixth grade. Economic resources were scarce and she was one of the oldest daughters, so she had to help her parents work in the home as well as in the fields. She is married, but her husband lives elsewhere. Only her three children live with her, in addition to her mother. She works selling tamarind and carao fruits, since she has some of these trees at her house and when she doesn't get much from her harvest, she buys from her neighbors. She learned this work from her mother, because ever since she was little, her mother took her to the market. Previously, she and her husband worked together in agriculture. But because sowing went badly for them and they had losses, her husband decided to emigrate to the United States. She sells in the market in the mornings, and in the afternoons she returns to do the housework. This loan will help Luisa to build a room, since her house is very small and her children are older now. She will also build a wall in front of her house. The money she has is not enough, and with the loan she will have what she needs. In the future, she dreams of having a respectable home where she can live with her children and grandchildren, and provide them with an education so they can be trained. She also wants to reunite with her husband someday. She is sure that the loan will allow her to make her dreams a reality.
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Luisa de 49 años de edad, solo estudió hasta sexto grado, debido a que eran de escasos recursos económicos y ella era una de las hijas mayores, entonces tenia que ayudar a sus padres a trabajar, tanto en la casa como en el campo,ella está casada pero su esposo vive en otro lugar, solo los 3 hijos vieven con ella además de su madre.

Ella se dedica a la compra y venta de tamarindo y carao, pues tiene en su casa algunos árboles de esas frutas y cuando es muy poco lo que obtiene de su cosecha, le compra a los vecinos. Esta actividad lo aprendió de su madre pues desde niña la llevaban al mercado, antes se dedicaba a otro rubro, ya que junto con su esposo trabajaba en la agricultura, pero debido a que les fue mal en la siembra y obtuvieron pérdidas, su esposo decidió emigrar a los Estados Unidos.

La venta en el mercado la hace por la mañana y por la tarde regresa a trabajar en los quehaceres de su casa.

Este préstamo le ayudará a Luisa en la construccion de una habitación, ya que su casa es muy pequeña y sus hijos ya son mayores, además construirá un muro al frente de su casa, el dinero que tiene no le es suficiente y con el préstamo terminará de completar lo que le hace falta.

En un futuro, ella sueña con tener una vivienda digna en el cual pueda vivir con sus hijos y nietos y poder darles el estudio para que sean personas preparadas. Ademas, desea reecontrarse algún día con su esposo, ella está seguro que el crédito le permitirá hacer realidad sus sueños.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 452
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  • $23,269,000
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Luisa Alejandra to build a room and also a wall at the front of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 30, 2014
Listed
Feb 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014