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Update on Luscinda

Luscinda is 63 years old, married and has four children, but they are all adults with families of their own. She has been making enchiladas and plantain and yucca tostadas for more than 30 years. The most popular items she sells are her famous chucho cakes. They are stuffed with potatoes, green beans, and rice. She sells these in a city market from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. She also sells coffee and chocolate and learned all of this from her family who does the same thing. Luscinda has provided an education for her children. She buys her supplies, cabbage, corn, yucca, green bananas, and cooking oil, in the city central market half a kilometer from her home.

She will use the money from this loan to buy four cabbages, two bushels of corn, three baskets of yucca, 100 green bananas, five gallons of oil, and other things. Now that she has her Kiva loan, she has been repaying it and is 50% completed. She will also buy 300 tiles, 15 metal sheets, and 10 square cuts of lumber to replace the roof on her home that has been damaged and stands to be further damaged with the coming rains. In this way she can increase her sales and income to have financial solvency, pay the household expenses, and help her nieces with their studies.

Luscinda wants to build another house because she has two nieces who are in public school where they live and it’s too far so she wants to give them shelter during rainy seasons.
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La señora Luscinda tiene 63 años de edad, es casada y tiene cuatro hijos, pero todos ellos han formado su propia familia. Ella tiene más de 30 años de dedicarse a la elaboración de enchiladas, tostadas de plátano y de yuca, lo más popular que ella vende son los famosos pasteles de chucho que así le llaman, están elaborados de relleno de papa, ejotes, arroz. Estos productos los comercializan en un mercado de la ciudad, atiende de 2:00 p.m. a 6:00 p.m., también vende café y chocolate. Esta actividad la aprendió de sus familiares ya que ellos se dedicaban a esta misma actividad. De esta manera Luscinda les brindo educación a sus hijos. Los materiales para la elaboración de sus alimentos, como lo son repollos, maíz, yuca, guineo verde, aceite, entre otros. Los compra en el mercado central de la ciudad que esta ubicado a medio kilómetro de donde ella vive.

El préstamo que solicita la señora es para comprar 4 repollos, 2 quintales de maíz, 3 canastos de yuca, 100 guineos verdes, 5 galones de aceite, entre otros. Ella ya tiene un credito KIVA, esta pagando puntualmente y lleva el 50% cancelado. También comprara 300 tejas, 15 pliegos de lámina y 10 cuartones de madera para cambiar el techo de su vivienda ya que se encuentra dañado y con las próximas lluvias tiene miedo que se le dañe más. De esta manera ella incrementara sus ventas, obtendrá mayores ganancias para tener una solvencia económica, costear los gastos de la casa y ayudar a sus nietas con el estudio Luscinda tiene pensado construir una habitación más a su casa, ya que tiene dos nietas que están estudiando en un centro escolar publico y donde ellas viven esta muy lejos, por eso ella quiere darles alojamiento en época de lluvia.

Previous Loan Details

Luscinda, 63, is married and has four children but they’ve all formed their own families. She’s been making enchiladas, fried plantain and fried manioc for more than 30 years. The most popular item she sells are the famous “pasteles de chucho” as they are called. They are made stuffed with pot... More from Luscinda's previous loan »

Additional Information

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
  • 555
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Luscinda to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
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