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Francisca Del Carmen
Francisca is 43 years old and studied up to Grade 5. Due to a lack of financial resources she quit school. She is married and her husband is a carpenter. She has 3 children, one of whom is married and the other two live with her and go to school. Francisca takes care of the household work and cares for her family.

A year ago she started to work as a cook in a church due to their financial situation. Her day starts at 4 am taking care of her family. Her work is a 5 minute walk away and she starts work at 6:30 am and leaves at 5 pm. this is her daily routine.

The loan will be invested buying pigs to fatten and later sell. Francisca dreams of preparing her children for university, renovating her house and paying off the loan with no problem so she can continue working.
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Francisca de 43 años de edad, estudio hasta 5° grado debido a falta de recursos económicos dejo de estudiar, esta casada su esposo se dedica a la carpintería de sus tres hijos uno ya esta casado solo viven dos con ella y asisten a la escuela.

Francisca se dedica a los oficios domésticos y cuidado de su familia, desde hace un año trabaja en una iglesia como cocinera debido a su estado económico la llevo a buscar trabajo. Su día comienza a las 4:00 AM Para atender a su familia la distancia de su casa esta a cinco minutos a pie entra a trabajar a la 6:30 AM y sale a 5:00 PM esa es su rutina diaria.

El crédito sera invertido, para comprar cerdos para engordarlos y posteriormente venderlos.

Francisca sueña en poder preparar su hijos en una carrera universitaria, poder remodelar su casa y pagar su crédito sin ningún problema para seguir trabajando.

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
  • 549
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,835,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Francisca Del Carmen to buy pigs to fatten and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2014
May 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014