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Lucila Santos
Lucila is 50 years old, and never had the chance to study. She did, however, learn to read and write. She has a partner who is a farmer, and three children, who are already grown-up, so she loves alone with her partner.

Lucila has had a mill for 20 years. She also has a business selling pupusas, or traditional corn tortillas from El Salvador. She does both of these activities from home. She starts up her mill at 7 in the morning and stops at midday. She then works in her pupusa business between 5 and 8 in the evening.

She will use the loan to stock her pupusa business, buying tables and chairs to make her customers comfortable and for her mill, she will buy another hopper. She hopes that her business grows and that in the future, she can buy another mill, because the one she has at the moment is damaged.
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Lucila de 50 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar pero aprendió a escribir y leer esta acompañada y su pareja es agricultor, tiene tres hijos los cuales ya se acompañaron y solamente vive en casa con su pareja, la señora tiene un molino desde hace 20 años. Además, tiene un negocio de pupusas ambos oficios los realiza en casa el molino lo abre a las 7 de la mañana y lo cierra al medioda, el negocio de pupusas de 5 a 8 de la noche.

El préstamo lo necesita paar surtir el negocio de pupusas ya que comprara mesas y sillas para la comodidad de sus clientes y para el molino comparar otra tolva, espera que su negocio vaya creciendo en un futuro poder comprar otro molino porque el que tiene esta deteriorado.

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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
  • 557
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Lucila Santos to buy tables and chairs to make her customers comfortable and to buy another hopper for her mill.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 14, 2014
May 12, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2015