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Angela, 27, is a hard-working young woman who has overcome difficult situations. She left school to find work that would allow her to generate income for her family, a poor one. She lives with her father. Being a single mother of one son, she has encountered difficult times; but they have not stopped her from trying to achieve her dreams.

Her wish is to always have the means to be able to help her father who is already old and finds it difficult to support himself. In addition, she wants to give her all to her young son so that he may grow up healthy and in favorable conditions.

This young woman needs the loan to invest in her business, to buy supplies for the production of pupusas; cheese, corn, and beans among other things. With this, she will try to maintain and improve her business initiative.

For three years, she has been working as a domestic in the house of a woman in town. She works Monday through Saturday and she has to travel every weekend to her house. On her days off, she has a small business selling pupusas.
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Ángela es una joven luchadora que ha superado situaciones difíciles, tiene 27 años, dejó sus estudios para buscar un trabajo que le pudiera generar ingresos a su familia, una familia de escasos recursos, ella vive solamente con su padre. Siendo una madre soltera de un hijo, se ha encontrado con momentos muy duros pero que no le impiden intentar conseguir sus sueños.
Su deseo es tener siempre los medios para poder ayudar a su padre, que está en una edad avanzada y se le dificulta valerse por sí solo, además de darle todo a su pequeño hijo para que crezca saludable y en condiciones dignas.
Esta joven necesita el crédito para invertir en su negocio, comprar insumos que utiliza para la elaboración de pupusas; quesillo, maíz, frijol, entre otros. Con esto pretende mantener y mejorar su iniciativa de negocio.
Ella trabaja desde hace 3 años realizando oficios domésticos, en la casa de una señora en el pueblo, trabaja de lunes a sábado, teniendo que viajar cada fin de semana para su casa; en los días libres tiene una pequeña venta de pupusas.

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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
  • 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 Angela to invest in her business, to buy supplies to use for the production of pupusas: cheese, corn, and beans among other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2014
Jun 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2015