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Glenda Merari
Glenda is 24 years old and earned her baccalaureate degree. She is single and has no children. She has a business making bread and selling it to her neighbors in her community when she has free time. She learned this skill from her mother. She also works in a store where she also offers her bread to the customers.

With the loan, she intends to purchase the materials she needs to bake bread such as: milk, flour, sugar, yeast, eggs, vanilla, fire wood, and to pay an employee to sell the bread in the community. In the future, she hopes to expand her business, purchase an oven that will facilitate her work, hire more employees from her community and and supply stores in her town and neighboring towns. She also hopes to continue to help her family financially and have her own home.
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Glenda es una joven de 24 años, estudio hasta bachillerato, es soltera, no tiene hijos. El negocio que tiene es hacer pan cuando le queda tiempo libre y comercializarlo con los vecinos en su comunidad, este trabajo lo aprendió de su madre, además de eso, trabaja en una tienda, en donde ofrece los productos a sus clientes.

Con el crédito pretende comprar los materiales para la elaboración del pan, como lo es la leche, la harina, azúcar, levadura, huevos, vainilla y leña para calentar el horno artesanal, para pagar a una persona, quien es la que le vende el pan en su comunidad.

A futuro, desea hacer crecer el negocio, comprar un horno que le facilite el trabajo, para emplear a mas gente de su comunidad y surtir las tiendas de su comunidad y del pueblo cercano. Para seguir apoyando a sus padres económicamente, tener sus propia casa.

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
  • 565
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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 $400 helped Glenda Merari purchase milk, flour, sugar, yeast, eggs, vanilla, firewood for her brick oven, and pay one employee who sells her bread in her community.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014