Rosa is 56 years old and has 2 children, but only lives with a daughter and her granddaughters. For approximately the last 6 years, she has been making and selling tortillas. She begins at 6:00 am and finishes at 2:30 pm. Rosa carries out this activity every day except Sunday.
The loan Rosa is soliciting through the Fundacion Campo is needed to buy 40 quintales (46 klgs. each) of corn, to be stored in 2 silos, and 2 quintales of dehydrated lime for cooking the corn, plus drinks. She is beginning to install a store in her house. In this manner, Rosa will be sure to have enough corn to guarantee that she will not have to halt tortilla making. Each day she uses 1 ½ arrobas (30 klgs. each) of corn.
At the same time, Rosa will buy supplies for starting her store, since she wants things to go very well in this new store.
Rosa tiene 56 años de edad, tiene dos hijos. Pero solo vive con una hija y sus nietas. Desde hace aproximadamente siete años se dedica a la elaboración y venta de tortillas; empieza a las 6:00 a.m. y termina a las 2:30 a.m. actividad que realiza todos los días menos el domingo.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 40 quintales de maíz y almacenarlos en dos silos, además, comprara dos quintales de cal hidratada para cocer el maíz, bebidas ya que esta iniciando con la instalación de una tienda en su casa. De esta manera, asegurara el maíz para no dejar de elaborar las tortillas, debido a que diariamente gasta una arroba y media. Así mismo, comprara insumos para iniciar con la tienda y desea que le vaya muy bien en ese nuevo negocio.
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.
A loan of $600 helped Rosa Marina to buy 40 quintales (46 klgs. each) of corn to be stored in two silos, plus 2 quintales of dehydrated lime for cooking corn, and also drinks, to begin installing a store in her house.