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Total loan: $500
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Guadalupe

El Salvador
Usulután, El Salvador / Agriculture

A loan of $500 helped to buy fertilisers and manure, to prepare the land, and to pay labourers, to work 7000 square metres of land.


Guadalupe's story

Guadalupe is 52 years old. She has worked from a very young age. She used to have to wake up very early to prepare meals for her father and siblings for when they went out to work. She then had to help her mother with household chores. At 18 years old, Guapalupe married and started working in agriculture with her husband. From this marriage, Guadalupe has had six children and, with a lot of effort, she was able to provide them only with a primary education. All six children now have partners and have left home. Guadalupe receives very little help from her children. Guadalupe also has an adopted daughter.

Alongside her husband, Guadalupe works in agriculture, sowing corn and jicama on 7000 square metres of land. Guadalupe and her husband first planted the crops when they first married. In addition to this work, Guadalupe buys some basic consumer products to resell and make some extra money to help with household costs. The only child that helps Guadalupe is the adopted daughter. She works in the local town hall.

This loan will be used to buy fertilisers and manure, to prepare the land, and to pay labourers, to work 7000 square metres of land. Guadalupe's aim is to continue supporting her husband with the crops and saving money in order to buy some cattle.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 23, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 23, 2013