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María Del Carmen
María is 43, she is with someone and has four children. She does housework and raises small livestock, such as pigs. Since she was 13, she started to enjoy commerce, together with her mom she went out to sell fish, that was the first product she commercialized; due to problems she stopped selling it and 14 years ago she started raising pigs to sell them later.
The loan requested to Fundacion Campo, is to buy four head of cattle and feed for the pigs. With the investment she will have animals to fatten them and sell them to generate income for her family and then be able to request another loan and buy more livestock.
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María tiene 43 años de edad, esta acompañada y ha procreado cuatro hijos. Ella se dedica a realizar los oficios domésticos en su casa y ha la crianza de especies menores, como cerdos. Desde la edad de los 13 años le comenzó a gustar el comercio, junto con su mamá salía a vender pescado, ese fue el primer producto que comercializo; pero por problemas dejo de hacerlo y desde hace 14 años se ha dedicado a engordar cerdos para posteriormente venderlos.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar cuatro cabezas de ganado y concentrado para los cerdos. Con la inversión tendrá animales para engordarlos y poderlos vender para generar un ingreso a su familia y poder solicitar otro préstamo para comprar más animales.

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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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
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  • $31,406,500
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped María Del Carmen to buy four head of cattle and feed for her pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014