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Sara is 39 years old. She doesn't have a lot of schooling and only went up to the 6th grade because her parents didn't support her. She is married and her husband is a bricklayer. She lives with her two children who are in school.

For several years, she has worked making and selling chicken tamales. Her mother taught her the business and her older daughter helps her sell in the market.

She will use the loan to open another tamale stall in the market and to pay for another person to sell them. This way, she will have more income and she can fulfill her needs.

The client's objective is to keep growing her business and for her family to lack for nothing and keep working with the institution.
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Sara de 39 años de edad, no estudio mucho hasta 6º grado ya sus padres no la apoyaron,esta acompañada su esposo trabaja de albañil,vive con sus dos hijos los cuales asisten a la escuela.

Ella se dedica desde hace años a la elaboración y venta de tamales de pollo,el negocio se lo inculco su madre y también debido a la situación económica, su hija la mayor le ayuda a repartir su venta en el mercado.

El préstamo lo utilizara para poner otro puesto en el mercado de tamales y pagarle a otra persona para que le venda,de esa forma tendrá mejores ingresos y la necesidad quedara satisfecha.

El objetivo de la cliente es seguir incrementando su negocio y que su familia no le falte nada y seguir trabajando con la institución.

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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 682
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sara to open another tamale stall in the market and to pay for another person to sell them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014