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Zoila Marina
Zoila, who is 48, is the single mother of two children. She is an enterprising woman who is determined to succeed. She has grown corn and sesame for a number of years, having learned her trade from her parents who were farmers all their lives and who instilled in her the desire to continue farming the land. In her spare time, she also does her housework. She buys seeds and all her agricultural supplies in a city which is about 2km from where she lives. She transports all her materials back home by bus. The loan which she is seeking from Fundación Campo will be used to buy manure, weed killer, pesticide and seeds for 10.500 square metres of corn and 3,500 square metres of sesame. She expects the harvest to earn her a good income which she hopes to use to improve her living conditions Her dream is to improve her home, and other plans include buying more cattle and, of course, using income from the harvest to pay back her loan so as to be eligible for further ones.
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Zoila tiene 48 años de edad, es madre soltera de dos hijos. Es una persona emprendedora, con deseos de superación. Tiene muchos años de dedicarse a la siembra de maíz y ajonjolí, oficio que aprendió de sus padres quienes toda su vida fueron agricultores, e inculcaron en ella el deseo de seguir cultivando la tierra. Al mismo tiempo en sus espacios libres se dedica a hacer los quehaceres del hogar.
Ella compra las semillas y todos los insumos agrícolas en una ciudad que esta a una distancia de 2kilometros de su hogar. De donde aborda el autobús, que es el medio en donde transporta todos los materiales, hacia su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar abono, herbicidas, pesticidas, semillas para cultivar 10,500 metros cuadrados de maíz y 3,500 metros cuadrados de ajonjolí.

Con la cosecha espera obtener un buen ingreso, con los cuales espera poder mejorar sus condiciones de vida. Ella tiene un sueño y es mejorar su vivienda, entre sus planes también esta comprar más ganado bovino y por supuesto con los ingresos de la cosecha poder pagar el préstamo para seguir teniendo acceso al mismo.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of a CrediCampo project to help rural farmers living in extreme poverty plant basic grains to feed their families. Excess product is sold on the local market. These loans are smaller than the typical loans offered by this field partner, and guarantee requirements are also reduced. Individuals who receive this type of loan also get access to technical assistance, information on good environmental practices and increased access to farm inputs like fertilizer. This is considered a high risk loan due to the population and loan purpose, and CrediCampo is one of the very few institutions in El Salvador willing to working with these farmers.

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
  • 545
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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 $1,000 helped Zoila Marina to buy manure, weed killer, pesticide and seeds for 10.500 square metres of corn and 3,500 square metres of sesame.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014