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Mauricio Ebigail
Mauricio is 37 years old and lives with his life partner. He has two children, one is 5 and the other is 3. Mauricio is an agricultural worker who learned this work from his father 15 years ago. His wife has been making chocolate for years. She makes 5lbs twice a week and sells them for $15 each. She buys her materials in a city which is 15km from their home.

Mauricio is requesting a loan to buy materials for building a kitchen. He will buy 15 meters of corrugated metal, 5 pieces of lumber, 50lbs of iron and 2 bags of cement. He will also pay workmen. This investment will enable him to build the kitchen that he so needs so that he can keep his food in better conditions because, right now, his kitchen is in the open air.

In the future, Mauricio would like to have a house with three bedrooms because his children are growing and need privacy.
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El señor Mauricio tiene 37 años de edad, vive con su compañera de vida y tiene dos hijos, uno de 5 años y otro de 3 años de edad. Él es un agricultor, jornalero que aprendió estas actividades de sus padres, desde hace 15 años. Su esposa se dedica a elaborar chocolate desde hace tres años, hace cinco libras dos veces a la semana y las vende a $15 dólares cada una.

Los materiales los compra en una ciudad que esta a unos quince kilómetros de distancia de donde vive.

El préstamo que esta solicitando Mauricio es para comprar materiales para construcción de una cocina, como 15 metros de lamina, 5 polines, medio quintal de hierro, 2 bolsas de cemento y pago de mano de obra. Con la inversión que realizara podrá construir la cocina que tanto necesita, para tener los alimentos en mejores condiciones, ya que por el momento la cocina la tiene a campo libre.

En el futuro desea tener una casa con tres habitaciones, por que sus hijos van creciendo y necesitan tener privacidad.

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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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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 549
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,835,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mauricio Ebigail to buy materials for building a kitchen (15 meters of corrugated metal, 5 pieces of lumber, 50lbs of iron and two bags of cement) and to pay workmen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014