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María Félix
Maria, 57, is single and has 8 children, three of whom live with her and are aged 19, 13, and 7. Her family is made up of three sisters who work together to succeed as they come from a humble family. Previously, she rented a house with her mother for somewhere to live, as her father abandoned them when they were very young.

This is how, alongside her mother, she began growing corn, beans and millet. She also made sleeping mats and, because of their poverty she learned to make chicken, pork and bread tamales to sell in their community. Aged 15 she started a relationship and had 8 children, but her partner left her and the children. She has had to work hard to feed them. Her children support her a lot and with hard work they have bought some land to build a house near to town. She owns pigs that are ready to be slaughtered and 15 years ago she set up a small shop, which gives them lots of income and she always grows corn and beans. She gets the merchandise for her shop, such as agricultural supplies in the city, which is half an hour drive from her home in a private car as there is no public transport where she lives.

The loan she is requesting, is to buy manure, fertilisers and to pay for the rent on the land where she grows corn and beans. With this investment she will buy seasonal supplies in the right quantities to acquire a good harvest so that she can be sure of feeding her family. With the income she wants to save in orders to make some repairs to their home and in future to buy a vehicle so she can sell to remote neighbourhoods.
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María tiene 57 años de edad, es soltera y tiene 8 hijos de los cuales tres viven con ella de 19, 13 y 7 años de edad respectivamente. Su familia esta conformada por tres hermanas juntas lucharon por salir adelante; ya que provienen de una familia muy humilde. Antes ella junto con su madre anduvieron alquilando casa en donde vivir, debido a que su padre las abandono cuando estaban muy pequeñas. Así que junto a su madre cultivaron maíz, frijoles y maicillo. También a la elaboración de petates de tule, por la pobreza en que Vivian ella aprendió a elaborar tamales de gallina, de cerdo y pan para salirlo a vender en la comunidad. A los 15 años de edad, ella se acompaño y procreo 8 hijos, pero su compañero de vida la dejo con sus 8 hijos y ella ha tenido que trabajar mucho para alimentarlos. Sus hijos la apoyan mucho, con esfuerzo compro un terreno para construir su casa cerca del pueblo. Posee dos cerdos listos para ser destazados, desde hace 15 años instalo una pequeña tienda que le genera algunos ingresos. Y siempre cultiva maíz y fríjoles. La mercadería para la tienda como los insumos agrícolas los adquiera en la ciudad que esta ha media hora de su casa en vehiculo particular ya que en donde vive no hay transporte publico.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar abono, fertilizantes, pago del alquiler de la tierra en donde cultivara maíz y fríjol. Con la inversión, comprara los insumos a tiempo y en las cantidades correctas para obtener una buena cosecha que le permita asegurar la alimentación de su familia. Con los ingresos desea ahorrar para realizarle unos arreglos a su u casa y en el futuro comprar un vehiculo para salir a vender a las comunidades aledañas.

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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
  • 496
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,350,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped María Félix to buy manure and fertilisers and to pay rent on the land where she grows corn and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 10, 2013
Listed
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2015