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Maria Catalina
María Catalina Gómez Z., 55, lives in the city of San Miguel. She lives with her husband, her mother and a son. She makes a living selling clothes. For 20 years, she has worked selling clothes for women, men and children, working hard every day, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, as a street vendor in the area around the municipal market of San Miguel. She works from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, she rests and goes to church with her family. Maria is a friendly person, responsible and hard-working. With much sacrifice, she has managed to build her own house, but she now needs a loan to buy two prefabricated doors and material for improving the roof over her kitchen. Someone could easily break into the house and rob it now, so the doors will reduce the risk of being robbed. Maria wants to continue working. She is sure that this loan will help her to improve her family's quality of life because this kind of support has improved the lives of others.
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María Catalina Gómez Z., resiD. en ciudad D. San Miguel, ella tiene 55 años D. edad, vive con su esposo, su madre y un hijo, ella se dedica a la venta D. ropa,
Hace 20 años se dedica a la venta D. ropa para dama, caballeros y niños, con mucho esfuerzo comercializa la ropa D. 8:00 am - 4: 00 pm, en las calles del mercado municipal D. San Miguel, ya que considera que D. esta forma venD. más, D. Lunes a Sábado, los domingos descansa y va a la iglesia con su familia, es una persona muy amable, responsable y dedicada con su trabajo ya que con mucho sacrificios a logrado construir su casa.
María hoy se ha visto en la necesidad D. adquirir el préstamo para comprar dos puertas prefabricadas y láminas para mejorar el techo D. su cocina, ya que por las noches no posee seguridad, con la instalación D. las puertas ya no correría el peligro que le roben sus cosas, sus aspiraciones son seguir trabajando y está segura que con el crédito va a mejorar la calidad D. vida D. sus familia, ya que este tipo D. apoyo es el que permite a mucha personas solventar las necesidades.

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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 545
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Catalina buy construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2010
May 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011