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Martha Lidia
Martha is 33 years old. She has a partner and three children. Her whole life she has been working as a housekeeper. For the past six years she has been employed as domestic worker. Her workplace is ten kilometers from home. She supports her family with the income that she earns. She is an honest and responsible person who is struggling to keep her family together. She is asking for this loan to buy 1000 tiles, which will cost $450, wood, beams, “tuza” sticks that cost $175 and labor that costs $175. This is how Martha can have a proper home for her family. The rainy season is starting and she would like to be prepared with a new roof. In this way she will be less stressed for her family. She hopes to improve the lives of her family. She wants to provide her children with a better education. She wants to do agricultural work, have a proper house and continue to work with the Countryside Foundation.
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La señora Martha tiene 33 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene tres hijos. Ella se ha dedicado toda su vida a realizar oficios domésticos, pero ya tiene 6 años de laborar como empleada domestica, para llegar a su lugar de trabajo debe recorrer una distancia de 10 kilómetros. Del dinero que gana mantiene a su familia, ella es una persona honesta, responsable, luchadora, objetiva y es una familia unida.

Ella solicita un préstamo para comprar 1000 tejas que cuestan $450 dólares, madera, cuartones, varas de tuza que cuestan $175 dólares y pago de mano de obra valorada en $175 dólares. De esta manera Martha tendrá una casa digna para su familia, puesto que se acerca la época lluviosa y ella quiere estar preparada con un nuevo techo y estar más tranquila con su familia. Ella desea brindarle una mejor vida a su familia, la educación a sus hijos, trabajar en la agricultura, tener una casa más digan y continuar trabajando con la Fundación Campo.

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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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 695
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Martha Lidia to buy 1000 tiles, which will cost $450, wood, beams, “tuza” sticks that cost $175 and labor that costs $175.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Apr 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013