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Bertha is 43 years old, married, and has five children. She has been working in business for the last year. Before that, she was dedicated to looking after her family.

She sells corn which is grown by her family. Therefore, part of their crop is destined for sale, and the other part is consumed by the family. The loan Bertha is asking for from Fundacion Campo will be used to buy beans, sugar, rice, and other basic food products that her customers are asking for. Right now Bertha only sells corn, but she wants to open a small store where she can sell basic products in order to have more income for her family.
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Bertha tiene 43 años de edad, es casada y tiene cinco hijos. Ella se dedica al comercio desde hace un año y antes se dedicaba solamente a cuidar a su familia.

Ella vende maíz, el cual lo cultiva su propia familia. Entonces parte de la cosecha es destinada a la venta y la otra para el consumo de su familia. El préstamo que esta solicitando Fundacion Campo, es para comprar frijoles, azúcar, arroz, entre otros productos de la canasta básica. Debido a que los clientes le demandan estos productos, por que ella solo vende maíz y desea instalar una pequeña tienda de productos básicos. Para poder obtener mejores ingresos económicos, para su familia.

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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
  • 552
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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 $600 helped Bertha to buy beans, sugar, rice, and other basic products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014