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Lidia is 71-years-old living with her family consisting of her husband and a granddaughter. They work growing corn and are a very united family. She’s a very well-known person in her zone; she’s very kind and respectful to people living thereabouts. She works selling dairy products she gets from her cows and she sells her corn crop in the local square. She learned at the age of 20 because her parents sold dairy products too. They’d come to town and divide it up by zones in order to cover all the houses selling cheese, milk and cream. This is how she stared out selling milk and she learned to grow corn and beans from her husband. Today, she has people who help her because of her age.

She buys supplies in the nearest town which is about 3 kilometers from home to be able to buy the supplies and food for her house. In addition, she and her husband buy animals to fatten up but sometimes she doesn’t do it because of the distance which sometimes is quite far from the places where she buys and sells her products.

The loan she’s asking Fundación Campo for is to start planting 17,000 square meters of corn and to care for her animals in order to sell them.

At the moment, she does not have enough money to start planting and the planting season is approaching. She hopes to do well and to have a good crop yield of corn to earn higher family income and what’s left over use as cattle feed wince they produce a product: milk.
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Lidia tiene 71 años de edad, vive con su familia que esta conformada por su esposo y una nieta. Trabajan en la siembra de maíz es una familia muy unida. Ella es una persona muy conocida en la zona, muy amable y respetuosa con las personas que viven alrededor. Se dedica la comercio de productos lácteos que obtiene de sus vacas y de la siembra de maíz obtiene la cosecha para vender en la plaza. Esto lo aprendió desde que tenia 20 años de edad; ya que sus padres se dedicaban a la venta de lácteo. Ellos llegaban al pueblo y se dividían en parte la zona para poder abarcar todas las casas ofreciendo el queso, leche y crema; fue así como ella se inicio en la venta de leche y con el cultivo de maíz lo aprendió de su esposo cultivando maíz y el frijol. Hoy en día tiene personas que le ayuden por su edad.

Compra los insumo en el pueblo mas cercano que esta a unos 3 kilometros de su casa. Para poder comprar los insumos y alimentos para su casa, a demás de eso junto con su esposo compran animales para engordarlos pero algunas veces ella no lo puede hacer por la distancia que aveces son muy retiradas las zonas donde compra y vende sus productos.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para iniciar con la siembra de 17,000 metros cuadrados de maíz y el mantenimiento de los animales para venderlos.
En estos momentos, no le alcanza el dinero para comenzar la siembra; ya que se acerca la época de siembra. Espera que le vaya bien obteniendo una buena cantidad de maíz y tener un mayor ingreso para su familia y del rastrojo que quede para alimentar al ganado que tiene y que le dan un producto que es la leche.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for rural women in El Salvador. Loan amounts are much smaller than average and the field partner is not requiring any guarantee for this type of loan. The goal is to support businesses that will enable women to work from their homes or start flexible businesses, as many of them are single mothers and are the sole caretakers for their families. Women who receive this type of loan also receive training on entrepreneurship, business management and budgeting.

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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 587
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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 $500 helped Lidia to plant corn and care for her animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014