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Dora Alicia
Dora is 44 years old, she is a single mother of two children aged 12 and 7 and she has been engaged in retailing for 7 years, putting all her efforts in her job in order to provided her children with the daily bread. For five years she has prepared tortillas in the morning and “pupusas” (a typical Salvadorian dish) in the afternoon to then sell them. These days she is selling French fries. Dora has had to work very hard since her husband left her. She buys the ingredients she needs to prepare French fires in the village market, transposition them with a moto taxi to cover the two kilometers from the market to her house.

The loan she is requesting to Fundación Campo will be used to buy potatoes, sauces, mayonnaise, reusable dishes, firewood and gas, as well as to finish paying off for the small wagon where she fries potatoes. She hopes to succeed in increasing her earnings thanks to the loan, in order to always have food for her children, as she says there have been times when they did not have anything to eat and she does not want to find herself in this situation again. She also wants to buy a fridge to store food for her family, and she wants to make improvements to her house making it bigger and with better structure.
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Dora tiene 44 años de edad, es madre soltera de dos hijos, uno de 12 años y otra de 7 años de edad. Ella se dedica desde hace 7 años al comercio, ha trabajo y se ha esforzado para que a sus hijos no les falte la comida. Durante cinco años elaboro tortillas por la mañana y por la tarde elaboraba pupusas para la venta. Actualmente, vende papitas fritas; Dora ha tenido que trabajar mucho ya que su esposo la abandono. Los insumos para preparar las papitas fritas, las compra en el mercado del pueblo y las transporta en una mototaxi hasta su casa que esta a dos kilómetros.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar papas, salsas, mayonesa, platos descartables, palillos de madera, gas y el resto para terminar de cancelar el carretón en donde fríe las papitas. Con la inversión, espera incrementar sus ingresos, para que a sus hijos no les falte el alimento, ya que comenta que ha habido ocasiones en que no han tenido que comer y ella no desea pasar por esa situación otra vez. También, desea comprar un refrigerador para almacenar la comida de su familia, mejorar la vivienda hacerla más grande y mejorar la infraestructura.

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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 El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 716
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,653,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Dora Alicia to buy potatoes, sauces, mayonnaise, reusable dishes, firewood and gas, as well as to finish paying off for her small wagon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013