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Cinia Marilú
Cinia is a 38-year old woman who studied three years of high-school. She is single and has an 11-year old son who studies 5th grade. They live with her parents and brother.

She has worked as a dressmaker for 10 years. She started with a project for the Mayor's Office and kept learning since then. She also has a small business selling underwear, blouses and perfume, and offers her products to teachers and moms when she brings her son to school, between 10 and 12pm.

She is requesting a loan to buy labor, given that her father has a 7,000 sqm land of corn and a 3,500 sqm land of beans. She also needs to buy fertilizer to obtain a good output. Her goal is to produce a good amount of beans for sale, to invest the profits in her son's education and to continue growing her small dressmaking business.
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Cinia es una mujer de 38 años de edad, estudio hasta 3 año de Bachillerato. Actualmente es soltera y tiene un hijo de 11 años que esta estudiando 5° grado. Ella y su hijo viven con sus padres y hermano.

Es costurera desde hace 10 años, inicio con un proyecto de la Alcaldía ya que era de gratis le gusto y así fue aprendiendo. Además, tiene un pequeño negocio de venta de ropa interior, blusas y perfumes. Trabaja en casa el oficio de costurera y aprovecha cuando va a traer a su hijo a la escuela para promocionar sus productos con las profesoras y madres de familia, en horas de 10 a 12 pm.

El préstamo que esta solicitando es, para pagar mano de obra; ya que su padre siembra maíz 7,000 metros cudrados de maíz y 3,500 metros cudrados de frijol, y también lo necesita para comprar abono y fertilizante para poder obtener buen rendimiento.

Su propósito es, primeramente sacar bastante frijoles para venderlos y las ganancias poderlas utilizar para la educación de su hijo e ir creciendo con su pequeño negocio de costureria.

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
  • 523
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,744,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Cinia Marilú to buy labor, given that her father has a 7,000 sqm land of corn and a 3,500 sqm land of beans. She also needs to buy fertilizer to obtain a good output.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2013
Sep 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015