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Ana Mirian
Ana, 37, is mother of two children. One is 10-years-old and in fourth grade and the other one is 13-years-old and in 7th grade. Ana separated from her husband so only her two children live with her.

She works in agriculture but her main job now is manufacturing piñatas. She learned how in a government-sponsored course given by her city and she has her own business now that she gets to by taking a 20-minute bus ride.

At home, Ana has a tilapia (fish) farm. She’s been working at this for six months and her children help he thus contributing to family income.

The loan will be used to buy supplies like paper, flour for the paste and wire for the piñata framework to make piñatas. Another part of it will be used to buy fertilizer, herbicide and pesticide and to pay labor costs to plant 7,000 square meters of corn. She will also buy concentrated feed for the fish farm.

In time, Ana hopes to improve her income and to buy a pair of heifers to start producing milk and to sell its derivatives.
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Ana de 37 años de edad, es madre de 2 hijos, uno de 10 años de edad y estudia cuarto grado y el otro de 13 años de edad que estudia en séptimo grado. Ana se separo de su esposo y con ella viven solamente sus dos hijos.

Es agricultora, pero hoy en día su fuerte es la fabricación de piñatas, aprendió en un taller impartido por la alcaldía del municipio donde vive ya tiene su propio negocio y para llegar a él viaja 20 minutos en autobús.
En su casa, Ana tiene una granja de peces(Tilapia) tiene seis mese dedicándose a este tipo de producción en la que le ayudan sus hijos y de esta manera contribuyen con los ingresos de la familia.

El préstamo será utilizado en la compra de materiales para la elaboración de piñatas, papel, almidón para el pegamento y alambre para el esqueleto de la piñata, también necesita comprar papel de periódicos. Otra parte será utilizado para sembrar 7,000 mts. Cuadrados de Maíz, por lo que comprara fertilizantes, herbicidas, plaguicidas y pagara mano de obra. También comprara alimento concentrado para la granja de peces.

Con el tiempo, Ana espera mejorar sus ingresos y comprar un par de terneras para producir leche y vender sus derivados

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.


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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 602
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  • $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 Ana Mirian to buy piñata-making supplies, agricultural supplies and animal feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 27, 2013
Oct 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014