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Mirna Elizabeth
Mirna is an unassuming 45-year-old woman. She could only complete her studies up to the sixth grade because her parents were very poor and couldn't afford the school costs. She's married and her husband works in agriculture, as does she. They have four children, and with a great deal of effort and hard work she succeeded in supporting them so they could complete high school.

A hardworking woman would be the words to define Mirna. She's very knowledgeable about agriculture, since at the age of 10 she already used to go out to work on the cotton crops alongside her parents. In addition, they grew yucca and corn.
Nowadays she grows two hectares of corn and she also owns three animals (cattle). She constantly tends to the animals and takes them out to the meadows so they can feed on green pastures.

The loan she's requesting from CrediCampo is very much needed, and she'll invest it in growing two hectares of corn. That way she'll be able to pay the rent on the farm land and pay for the ploughing costs. She'll also purchase seeds, fertilizer and herbicides for pest control.

Mirna has a big dream of owning her own plot of land where she can keep her cattle and sow. Besides, she has a great deal of drive to succeed and learn another trade such as dressmaking as well as baking.
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Mirna es una mujer humilde que tiene 45 años de edad, solamente pudo estudiar hasta sexto grado pues sus padres eran muy pobres y ya no podían curbirle los gastos de la escuela, está casada y su esposo al igual que ella se dedidcan a la agricultura, tienen 4 hijos a los cuales con mucho esfuerzo y arduo trabajo, logró darles el apoyo para que estudiaran hasta la educación media.

Mujer trabajadora, son las palabras que definen a Mirna, ella tiene muchos conocimientos en la agricultura, ya que desde la edad de 10 años, acompañaba a sus padres a las algodoneras a trabajar, además sembraban yuca y maiz.
Hoy en en día, ella siembra 2 hectáreas de maiz y también tiene 3 animales (bovinos) a los cuales cuida todo el tiempo y los lleva a los potreros para que se alimenten con pastos verdes.

El préstamo que ella está solicitando a CrediCampo, lo necesita muchísimo para invertirlo en la produccion de 2 hectáreas de maiz, de esta manera podrá cancelar el alquiler del terreno, los gastos del trabajo del arado, comprar semillas, fertilizantes y hervsidas para el control de plagas.

Mirna tiene un gran sueño, tener un terreno propio donde cultivar y mantener su ganado además, tiene muchos deseos de superarse y aprender otro oficio como corte y confección y también el de panaderia.

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
  • 407
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,303,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Mirna Elizabeth to pay the rent on the farm land, to pay for ploughing, and to purchase seeds, fertilizer and herbicides for growing corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 7, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015