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María Guadalupe
María is 34 years old and has a ninth grade education. She is happily married and is responsible for the care of her seven children who are between the ages of 5 and 20. Her husband works in agriculture and sometimes as a day laborer. María enjoys working in the fields and helps her husband with his agricultural work. In her free time, she also makes clay dolls to sell during the christmas season. She has 15 years of experience making these dolls.

The loan will be used to purchase ammonium sulfate and herbicides, supplies that she needs to prepare the land where she grows corn. Her biggest dreams are to see her children with jobs so that they can take care of themselves, and to repair her home.
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María de 34 años de edad, solo estudio hasta 9° grado esta felizmente casada y es responsable de cuidar a sus siete hijos de edades entre 5 a 20 años, su esposo solamente se dedica a la agricultura y algunos trabajos de jornalero.

María le gusta mucho el trabajo en el campo y le ayuda a su esposo a realizar labores agricolas y ademas en su tiempo libre hace muñecos de barro para comercializarlos en la epoca navideña ya tiene 15 años de dicarse a este oficio.

El préstamo lo utilizara par comprar sulfato de amonio y herbicidas insumos que necesita para prerparar la tierra donde cultiva el maíz.
su sueño mas grande es ver a sus hijos con trabajo para que puedan velar por si mismos y mejorar su vivienda.

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
  • 745
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,192,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped María Guadalupe purchase agricultural supplies like ammonium sulfate and herbicides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 5, 2014
May 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2015