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María De La Paz
María is 53 years old and lives with her daughter who is 27 years old and her granddaughters, a little girl who is 4 years old and a little boy who is 2 years old. Her daughter's husband and Maria's mother, who is 70 years old, also live with them.  

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. 
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La señora María, tiene 53 años de edad, vive junto una hija de 27 años de edad, sus nietas una niña de 4 años de edad y un niño de 2 años de edad y el esposo de la hija; también, vive con ellas la mamá la señora María de 70 años de edad.

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.

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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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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 550
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,835,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María De La Paz 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.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015