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Maria Petronila
María is a single mother with three children (ages 23, 26, and 28). She manages a mill that processes cornmeal. María offers her service to neighbors who need to process basic grains. She has been in business for 16 years and works every day from 5am to 3pm.

María is currently requesting a loan to buy cement, sand, and ceramic tiles in order to improve her home. This purchase will help keep her home in good condition so that her children can live in it. María aspires to finish the construction of her home.

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María, es madre soltera, tiene tres hijos de 23, 26 y 28 años de edad, administra un molino de nixtamal, donde ofrece el servicio a los vecinos para moler granos básicos, tiene 16 años en esta actividad, trabaja todos los días de 5:00am a 3:00pm.
Actualmente está solicitando un préstamo para la compra de cemento, arena, cerámica para mejorar la vivienda, esta compra le ayudara para mantener su casa en mejor condición para vivir con sus hijos.
La aspiración de María es terminar la construcción de la vivienda.

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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 442
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria Petronila to buy materials for home improvements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013