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María Isabel
Maria is 57 years old. She is married, and studied through the ninth grade. She has four children, but they don't live with her now. She wakes up at 5:00am, and alongside her husband, they start their daily work.

Maria is a farmer, an occupation that she learned from her mother as a small child. She and her husband walk the 1 kilometer to their parcel of land where they plant together in the morning. In the afternoon, she makes typical food, such as tamales, atol, and yuca, and her husband works as guard in a plant.

The loan that she is seeking is to repair the roof of their home. It is damaged currently, and when winter comes, the water will come in and damage their things. In the future, she plans to build a snack stand where she will sell the food she prepares and thus earn greater income.
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María de 57 años de edad, es casada, estudio hasta noveno grado. Procreo 4 hijos, pero ya no viven con ella.
Se levanta a las 5:00 a.m. Junto a su esposo que se dedica a realizar actividades de jornal.

María se dedica a la agricultura, oficio que su madre le enseño desde pequeña, junto a su esposo camina un 1 K.m. Para llegar a la parcela que siembran juntos durante la mañana y en la tarde, ella se dedica a elaborar comida típica (tamales, atol, yuca, etc.) y su esposo trabaja en un beneficio como vigilante

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para cambiar el techo de su vivienda, ya que actualmente esta dañado y cuando entra el invierno se filtra el agua y le daña las cosas que posee.

planea en un futuro, construir un cafetin, donde ofrecerá los productos típicos que elabora y así poder obtener mejores ingresos.

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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 545
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped María Isabel repair her roof before winter rains come.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014