María De La Paz
For 5 years Maria has worked selling fruit and making tortillas. This work sustained her in bringing up her children, a brother and a grandchild, who are now adults. At present she is not working but carries household duties and looks after her grandchildren and her mum. The are financially dependent on her daughter's income. Her daughter graduated from high school and in this way managed to obtain employment as a concierge at the national theatre of the city and also from the remittance her brother sends from the United States to look after her mother.
She is asking Fundación Campo, for a loan to buy 600 blocks of cement, 4 one-hundred kilogram packages of iron, 20 bags of cement, 600 mud and wood roof-tiles and to pay labour costs for construction and expansion of her home. Thanks to this investment she will have a dignified home and better conditions for her health by avoiding over-crowding. Her aim is for her family to live more comfortably with a better distribution of space within the home.
Desde hace 5 años dejó de trabajar en las actividades de comercio de frutas y elaboración de tortillas, manifestó que de esta actividad creció sus hijos, un hermano y 1 nieto, quines hoy son adultos. Actualmente, no trabaja, se dedica a realizar labores domesticas y del cuidado de los nietos y la mamá; dependen económicamente de los ingresos de la hija quien es bachiller con lo que logró obtener el empleo de conserje en el teatro nacional en la ciudad y de la remesa familiar que le envía el hermano desde Estados Unidos para el cuidado de la mamá.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 600 bloques de cemento, 4 quintales de hierr0, 20 bolsas de cemento, 600 de tejas de barro y madera; para pagar la mano de obra en la construcción y ampliación de la vivienda. Con la inversión, tendrá una vivienda digna y mejoras aspectos sobre la salud al evitar el hacinamiento. Con el objetivo de tener un mejor confort familiar y distribución de los espacios dentro de la vivienda.
About CrediCampoThis 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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