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María Sebastiana

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María is 51 years old and lives with her son who is 13 and is a student in grade six. She also has a 26 year old son who lives in the United States. It is important to mention that she was married for 8 months and on separating from her husband she was pregnant. This child died at birth. The children she has are adopted.

María sells fruit and vegetables in the municipal market which is 3 kilometers from her house. She has done this since she was 19 years old. Moreover she is a leader in her community. She is the president of the Community Development Society which helped her get a job as the Co-coordinator of a program, called PATI. It was instigated by the major's office and is supervised by FISDL (a federal social initiative institution). She has occupied this position this since 2011. She teaches seniors and children about home vegetable gardens and making bread and pizzas. She receives $200 per month from the project, for working with the groups from 8 until 12 pm, Monday to Friday.

Maria will use $500 of this loan to repair the roof of her house, $545 in planting fruit trees on a plot of land beside the Pan American Highway, where she plans one day to open a restaurant and $155 to pay off an existing loan she has with Fundación Campo. With this loan she can enjoy health and comfort with no dampness inside her home and help her in the construction and realization of her dream of opening a restaurant outside the city in an area with an abundance of people.
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María, tiene 51 años, vive junto a su hijo de 13 años, que estudia sexto grado, tiene un hijo de 26 años que reside en Estados Unidos, es importante mencionar que ella estuvo casada por 8 meses y que al separarse con el esposo quedó embarazada y que ese niño se le murió al nacer. Los hijos que ella posee son adoptados.

Ella se dedica al comercio de frutas y verduras en el mercado municipal, que se encuentra a 3 kilómetros de su vivienda. Esta actividad la desempeña, desde que tiene 19 años de edad; además, es líder en su comunidad y es la presidenta de la asociación de desarrollo comunal, lo que le sirvió para adquirir el trabajo de coordinadora de un programa denominado PATI que se está ejecutando desde el 2011 impulsado por la alcaldía de la ciudad y supervisado por el FISDL; consiste en enseñar a jóvenes y adultos mayores en la elaboración de huertos caseros, elaboración de pan, pizzas. En este proyecto le incentivan con $200.00 por mes. Considerando que trabaja con los grupos de lunes a viernes, en los horarios de 8:00 a 12:00 pm.

El préstamo será invertido así: $500.00 para hacer reparaciones al techo de la vivienda y $545.00 en forestar con árboles frutales una parcela que se encuentra a Oria de la calle panamericana, en la que aspira instalar su restaurante en un futuro y $155.00 para cancelar el préstamo vigente en la Fundación Campo.

Con la inversión, gozara de confort y salud al evitar humedad en el interior de su casa y apoyarle en la construcción y realización del sueño de instalar un restaurante fuera de la ciudad en una zona de afluencia de personas.

Previous Loan Details

María is 51 years of age and lives with her child aged 13, who is studying in the sixth grade. She has a son aged 26 who resides in the United States. It is important to mention that she was married for 8 months, and when she separated from her husband she was pregnant, and that this child died a... More from María Sebastiana's previous loan »

Additional Information

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
  • 715
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,653,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped María Sebastiana to make repairs to the roof of her house and $545.00 to plant fruit trees on a plot of land beside the Pan American Highway.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
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