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María Elba
Maria is 63 years old, she didn't complete school and is single. She lives alone, she does not have children. She works in various domestic trades, she helps making tortillas, pupusas, washing, etc.

Maria is requesting a loan from CREDICAMPO, to buy a griddle and corn to start selling her own tortillas.

She plans to save and leave money so her descendants can study.
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María de 63 años de edad, no tiene grado de estudio, esta soltera. Vive sola, no tiene hijos. Ella se dedica a los oficios varios domésticos, ayuda hacer tortillas, pupusas, lavar, etc.

María solicita el préstamo a CREDICAMPO, para comprar una plancha y maíz para iniciar con una venta de tortillas propia.

Ella planea poder ahorrar y dejarle a sus nietos dinero para que puedan estudiar.

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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
  • 837
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,317,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped María Elba to buy a griddle and corn to start her own tortilla sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015