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Ana María Rutis
Ana is 54 years old, she is a widow and has two children ages 37 and 19; her youngest daughter lives with her, the oldest, a male, lives out of the country. Ana only lives with her daughter and her mom.

She's been a seamstress for 14 years, trade that she learned from her mother. Seeing that this business generated good results, she decided to sign up for seamstress academy to learn more skills and get the technique perfect, her daughter helps her sometimes and learns, her work schedule is almost all day.

The loan requested is to buy buttons, zippers, fabric, threads, and other materials needed for her creations. This way, she will have sufficient raw materials to continue making her creations and fulfill the others she currently has, satisfying her customers and ensuring some cash coming in for her family.
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Ana de 54 años de edad, es viuda con dos hijos de 37 y 19 años; pero solo la hija menor vive con ella, el mayor es un hombre y vive fuera del país. Por lo que Ana solo vive con su hija menor y su madre.

Ella es sastre desde hace 14 años, oficio que aprendió de su madre. En vista que este negocio le generaba buenos resultados, decidió inscribirse en una academia de sastrería para adquirir mejores conocimientos y perfeccionar la técnica, su hija en ocasiones le ayuda para aprender y su horario de trabajo es de casi todo el día.

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar botones, ziperes, tela, hilos, entre otros materiales para confeccionar sus costuras. De esta manera, dispondrá de insumos suficientes para seguir elaborando sus costuras y sacar los pedidos que tiene satisfaciendo la clientela y asegurando una entrada de dinero segura para su familia.

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
  • 694
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ana María Rutis to buy buttons, zippers, fabric, threads, and other materials needed for her creations.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015