Update on Blanca IsolinaBlanca, age 60, was not able to go to school due to the few financial resources her family had. Also, in those times the schools were very far away. She is in a relationship, and her life partner has a bakery. She has four children, and they have their own households. Only a granddaughter, who goes to high school, lives in her Blanca’s house.
Blanca learned to make bread when she was very young. She has been working in the bakery business for 19 years. She decided on this business activity because she could not find another way of helping her family get ahead and of contributing to the household expenses. She and her husband set up their own bakery stand. She goes to the city to buy the supplies. She travels 34 kilometers and pays for transportation for the merchandise to get to her house. She works from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
She will use the loan to repair the vehicle, which she uses to sell the bread. The loan will improve her business because she will have the opportunity to satisfy the demand for bread. She dreams of increasing sales and having better income. She will use the income to be able to cover her necessities and those of her family.
Blanca aprendió a hacer el pan desde que estaba muy joven, tiene 19 años de dedicarse a la panadería decidió hacer esa actividad porque no encontró otra forma de ayudar a su familia para salir adelante y colaborar en los gastos de la casa, con su esposo pusieron su propio puesto de panadería para la cual va a comprar los insumos a la ciudad, recorre 34 kilómetros y paga transporte para hacer llegar la mercadería hasta su casa, y trabaja en un horario de 7:00 AM a 7:00 PM.
El préstamo será invertido para la reparación de un vehículo en el que se sale a vender el pan, el préstamo mejorará su negocio porque tendrá la oportunidad de satisfacer la demanda de pan.
Ella sueña con aumentar las ventas y con eso tener mejores ingresos, con lo que podrá cubrir sus necesidades y las de su familia.
Previous Loan DetailsBlanca, 59, did not go to school. She has been with her life partner for 38 years. He is a baker and farmer, and they have four children, who live in their own homes. Blanca's two grandchildren, ages 10 and 6, live with her and are in elementary school. Blanca learned bread making as a child.… More from Blanca Isolina's previous loan »
About CrediCampoThis 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.
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