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Mrs. Demetria is 57, married, and has one child.

For over 15 years, she has sold tortillas. Before this she harvested coffee and did housework. She learned this work from her mother, but she had never sold tortillas until her husband lost his job. She wanted to find a way to help out, and when she saw that selling tortillas was profitable, she started to work more.

She buys the corn, which is a basic, fundamental ingredient for making the tortillas, from a store in the city. She buys it wholesale, because it is cheaper, and after buying it from the store she pays to have it delivered to her home. The truck takes 10 to 15 minutes to arrive, and leaves the corn 500 metres from her home. She carries the corn on her back to her home.

Demetria is requesting a loan from Fundacion Campo for the purchase of a griddle, because she wants to sell pupusas [a thick corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, fried pork rind, chicken, or refried beans]. With this investment, she will have a new work tool with which to make an income for her family. Where she lives, there is no competition in selling pupusas; this is an advantage, and she will have a good demand for her product.

Demetria plans to keep working selling pupusas. She wants to have a bigger home for her husband and their other family members.
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La señora Demetria tiene 57 años D. edad, esta casada con un hijo.

Ella se dedica desD. hace más D. 15 años a vender tortillas, antes ella realizaba las cortas D. café y los oficios domésticos D. su hogar. Esta actividad la prendió D. su mamá, pero nunca se había dedicado a vender tortillas hasta que su esposo se quedo sin trabajo, y ella busco la manera D. ayudar en el hogar y cuando vio que era rentable, empezó a trabajar más.

El maíz que es la materia prima primordial, para elaborar las tortillas las compra en una tienda D. la ciudad, ella compra por mayor, por que le sale más barato, cuando ya ha comprado el maíz paga para que se lo lleven a su casa, el vehiculo tarda D. 10 a 15 minutos y la dejan a 500 metros D. su casa, luego lleva el maíz cargado en su espalda hasta llegar a su casa.

Demetria solicita un préstamo a Fundación Campo, para comprar una plancha, por que tiene intenciones D. vender pupusas. Con eso ella tendrá una nueva herramienta D. trabajo D. la cual obtendrá ganancias para su familia, y la ventaja es que donD. vive no hay competencia D. venta D. pupusas, por lo que tendrá buena demanda.

Demetria piensa continuar trabajando en la venta D. tortillas y pupusas y tener una casa más amplia para vivir con su esposo y con su demás familia.

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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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
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  • $31,710,975
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Demetria to buy a griddle to make pupusas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012