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María Antonia
María, 68, rents a home where she lives with her partner. They have 2 children who are grown and have their own families and live in another city. She works selling tortillas, which she makes on a stove on the patio of her home. She has been doing this for 18 years. Before that, she did domestic services (washing and ironing clothing, cooking, etc) in different homes.

Maria asks for a loan from CrediCampo which she will invest in her tortilla business, since there is a lot of demand and right now she is running low on inputs like firewood and corn - some of the main things she needs for her sales.

Her biggest dream is to buy her own home so that she will live comfortably in privacy, without having to pay rent and risk being evicted at any moment.
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María tiene 68 años de edad, ella alquila el lugar donde vive con su compañero de vida, tiene 2 hijos que ya son adultos y tienen sus propias familias y viven en otra ciudad.

Ella se dedica a la venta de tortillas, la cual las elabora en un comal que tiene en el patio de su casa, ya tiene 18 años realizando dicha actividad. Anteriormente María se dedicaba a los servicios domésticos (planchar, lavar ropa, cocinar etc.) en diferentes hogares.

El préstamo que María solicita a CrediCampo, lo necesita para invertir en su negocio de venta de tortillas, ya que es un negocio de mucha demanda y por el momento se encuentra escasa de insumos como leña y maíz, que son algunos de los principales elementos que se necesitan para la venta.

El sueño más grande de María es, llegar a comprar una casa propia en un futuro, así vivirá cómodamente y en privacidad, sin tener que estar pagando alquiler y con el riesgo de que se pueden ir en cualquier momento.

Additional Information

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.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 634
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,066,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $500 helped María Antonia to invest in her business selling tortillas by purchasing things like firewood and corn.
90% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 20, 2014
Listed
Mar 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A