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María Del Carmen
María is 50 years old and has a son. She has owned a store that sells basic household products for ten years. She purchases all the merchandise in the city, which is 15 kilometers from her house. She makes the trip every weekend by bus.

She is requesting this loan from Fundación Campo to purchase cement, iron, sand, and stone to build a room on her house. Her family is growing and they need more space and security. She will also be able to serve her customers better.
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María tiene 50 años de edad, tiene un hijo. Ella administra su propia tienda de productos de la canasta básica, desde hace 10 años. Toda la mercadería la compra en la ciudad, que esta a una distancia de 15 kilómetros de su casa, los viajes es cada fin de semana y los transporta en autobús.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar cemento, hierro, arena, piedra, para construir una habitación a su casa. Debido a que su familia esta creciendo y necesitan más espacio, seguridad y podrá atender mejor 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.

About Housing Loans

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
  • 442
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,312,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped María Del Carmen to purchase cement, iron, sand, and stone to build a room on her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013