Rosa, 39, is married and has two children. She makes a living doing domestic duties in her home, making hammocks, rugs, curtains, hats, and other things. Her parents taught her to work with crafts. She has also been selling clothing for two years. She and her husband go out to sell items on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the surrounding towns.
Rosa also worked in the sales of tortillas and shaved ice snacks. She has always had to work to move forward with her family. Her husband makes a living cultivating corn, beans and vegetables.
The loan she is requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy 50 pounds of silk thread to sew hammocks, 45 pounds of thread to make hammock handles, and the rest to buy children's, women's and men's clothing since this is the period when she has the most demand.
With this investment, she can have all the material available that she needs to make hammocks and sell clothing so that her income is better. Among her plans is to build a more dignified house.
Rosa tiene 39 años de edad, es casada y tiene dos hijos. Ella se dedica a realizar los oficios domésticos en su casa, a elaborar hamacas, tapetes, cortinas, gorros, entres otros sus padres le enseñaron ha trabajar con las artesanías; además vende ropa desde hace dos años, ella junto con su esposo salen a vender los días martes, viernes y sábados a los pueblos aledaños. También, Rosa trabajo en la venta de tortillas y minutas, siempre ha tenido que trabajar para salir adelante con su familia. Su esposo, se dedica al cultivo de maíz, fríjol y hortalizas.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 50 libras de hilo de seda para hilar hamacas, 45 libras de hilo para elaborar los manquillos y el resto para comprar ropa de niño, damas y caballeros ya que en esta época es en donde se tiene más demanda. Con la inversión, podrá disponer de todo el material que necesita para elaborar las hamacas y para vender la ropa para que sus ingresos sean mejores. Entre sus planes esta el construir una casa más digna.
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.
A loan of $1,600 helped Rosa Mirian to buy 50 pounds of silk thread to sew hammocks, 45 pounds of thread to make hammock handles, and the rest to buy children's, women's and men's clothing since this is the period when she has the most demand.