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María German
Maria is 44 years old and spends her days taking care of the domestic chores of her household and running a business selling pupusas (stuffed tortillas) from her property which is located in front of the community's school. She lived and grew up with her grandmother who spent her whole life in the same business. Her grandmother was a very humble and hard working person, and it was she who taught Maria her moral and spiritual values. By putting into practice all that her grandmother taught her, she has been able to make progress. She worked in the school cafeteria in her community and it was there that she learned and acquired business experience. Time passed, and she made a home with her husband, who makes a living in farming. They are the parents of two children who are studying in the community school.

Maria makes a living selling pupusas in a cafeteria that she owns. She also takes care of the domestic chores and focusses on keeping her home as hygienic as possible since her family is her priority. She learned this work from her grandmother and will continue doing it because it makes her proud that her children feel comfortable in their home. Her main source of income is the earnings from the cafeteria.

The loan that she is requesting is to buy a refrigerator and a griddle to make pupusas, and by doing so, earn a better income and provide a better service to the people of her community.

Her future plans are to expand the business and start a pizzeria.
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María de 44 años de edad, se dedica a los oficios domésticos de su casa y atiende un negocio de pupusería que es de su propiedad que esta ubicado frente a la escuela de la escuela de la comunidad. Ella vivió y se creció con su abuela quien dedicó toda su vida a realizar esta actividad, su abuela era una persona muy humilde y trabajadora y fue ella quien le enseño valores morales y espirituales, y de esta forma poniendo en práctica todo lo aprendido de su abuela ha podido salir adelante. Ella trabajo en un cafetín en el centro escolar de su comunidad y fue allí donde aprendió y adquirió experiencia en el comercio. Transcurrió el tiempo y la señora formo su hogar con su esposa, quien se dedica a la agricultura y son padres de 2 hijos los cuales se encuentran estudiando en la escuela de su comunidad.


Ella se dedica a la venta de pupusas en un cafetín que es de su propiedad, también se dedica a los oficios domésticos se preocupa por mantener su hogar lo más higiénico posible ya que su prioridad son su familia, esta labor la aprendió de su abuela y ella continua haciéndolo porque le enorgullece que sus hijos se sientan cómodos estando en su casa, su principal fuente de ingresos depende las ganancias del cafetín.

El préstamo que esta solicitando es para comprar una refrigeradora y una plancha para hacer pupusas, de esta manera, tendrá un mejor ingreso y dará un mejor servicio a las personas de su comunidad.

Los planes que ella tiene para un futuro son las de ampliar su negocio y montar una pizzería.



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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.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 691
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,086,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped María German to buy a refrigerator and a griddle to make pupusas (stuffed tortillas), and by doing so, earn a better income and provide a better service to the people of her community.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 30, 2014
Listed
Aug 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 20, 2014