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Graciela, 45, studied until eighth grade. She is married with 2 children; one is studying seventh grade and the other is studying law at university. Her husband works as a mobile audio advertiser for businesses who hire him.

She has been working for 20 years in the clothing trade. She has a small business, with which she earns a living. Due to the lack of any real jobs in the country, it is her sole source of income. In the morning she goes out on foot to sell in the surrounding areas and later she sets up a stall in the market to sell her clothes.

She is asking for a loan from CREDICAMPO to buy blouses, trousers, underwear, children's clothing for all ages and also to cover some education costs for her children.
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Graciela de 45 años de edad, estudio hasta octavo grado, esta casada y tiene 2 hijos, uno estudia 7o Grado y el otro estudia derecho en la universidad. El esposo trabaja en hacer promoción con perifoneo a los negocios que lo contratan.

Graciela, tiene 20 años de estar dedicada al comercio de ropa tiene un pequeño negocio, con el cual se gana la vida, ya que por la falta de empleos formales en el país, es su única fuente de ingresos, por las mañanas sale a pie a vender por las colonias y mas tarde se ubica en un mercado a vender su ropa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a CREDICAMPO, es para comprar blusas, pantalones, ropa interior, ropa de niño para todas las edades y también cubrirá algunos gastos de educación de sus hijos.

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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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 642
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,178,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Graciela to buy blouses, trousers, underwear, children's clothes for all ages; and also to cover some of her own children's education costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2014
May 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015