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Reina Isabel
Reina is 53 years old. She is married and has two children. For 8 years she has sold pupusas and panes. Before she worked as a housemaid. She separated from her husband and started to work doing something else to generate income to support her children and spend more time with them since the girls were entering into adolesence and they needed her guidance. That's why she planned on working for her self, and had the idea of selling pupusas and bread, since in front of her house there was a soccer field, and her daughters could help her out.

To buy the merchandise she has to walk for twenty-five minutes to get to where she takes the bus, because there is no transportation where she lives. On Fridays she buys all of the ingredients she needs. Once she's made her purchases, she pays for a taxi to take them back, which costs around $10 every Friday.

The loan she is asking for is to make a gate. since she has problems with some animals that are wandering the streets and get into her yard. They eat the clothes she has washed and left outside. Also, some dogs get into the kitchen and spill her food. She can't stand this problem anymore and is asking for a loan to make a gate. What she wants the most is to have a home that is worthy of her and her family, very different from the one she lived in as a child. She is from a humble family of fighters. She is thankful to the Foundation for the help it has given to its clients.
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La señora Reina tiene 53 años de edad, es casada y tiene dos hijos. Desde hace 8 años se dedica a vender pupusas y panes, antes trabajaba como empleada domestica. Pero se separo de su esposo y empezó a trabajar en otra cosa que le generara ingresos para el sustento de sus hijos y pasar más tiempo ya que son mujeres e iban entrando a la adolescencia y necesitan su orientación. Por lo que, pensó en trabajar lo propio, se le vino la idea de vender pupusas y panes ya que enfrente de su casa esta una cancha de fútbol y sus hijas también podían ayudarle.

Para comprar la mercadería debe caminar a pie veinticinco minutos hasta llegar al lugar donde aborda un autobús, por que en ese lugar no hay transporte, ella va a comprar todos los viernes los insumos que necesita, al realizar sus compras ella debe pagar una mototaxi para trasladar los insumos gastando alrededor de $10 en transporte cada viernes.

El préstamo que esta solicitando es para fabricar un portón, ya que tiene problemas con unos animales que andan en la calle y entran a su patio y se comen la ropa que deja lavada en su casa, además que entran unos perros a la cocina y le votan la comida. La señora ya no soporta esta problemática, por lo que solicita el préstamo para elaborar el portón. Lo que más desea es poseer una casa digna para ella y su familia muy diferente en la que vivió en su niñez, ya que procede de una familia humilde pero luchadora; agradece a la Fundación de antemano por la ayuda que brinda a sus clientes.

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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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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
  • 549
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,000 helped Reina Isabel to make a gate.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 9, 2012