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María Santana
María is 50 years old and studied for a health diploma. She is in a relationship with her life companion, who is also employed, and they have three children. One of her daughters lives in the United States. María works as a health promoter in the community where she lives. She has been at this job for 21 years. María was chosen for this job by members of her community and learned how to perform her duties through training seminars.

Her loan will be invested in the repayment of debts with other institutions. Her dreams include continuing to work so that her children can have a better future. The income she earns will be invested in her home, as well as the health care and education costs for her children.
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María de 50 años de edad, estudio bachillerato en salud, está acompañada su compañero de vida al igual que ella es empleado tienen tres hijos, una de sus hijas está en EEUU. María trabaja como promotora de salud en la comunidad donde ella reside tiene 21 años de dedicarse a este empleo, esto lo aprendió a base de capacitaciones y fue elegida por miembros de su comunidad.

El crédito lo invertirá en cancelar deudas con otras instituciones, sus sueños son seguir trabajando para que sus hijos tenga un futuro mejor, el dinero ella lo invertirá en vivienda, salud y educación de sus hijos

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
  • 708
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,653,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped María Santana to pay off debts with other institutions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 18, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015