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Esperanza is 53 years old. She studied until first grade, she has a partner and two children. Her partner works in agriculture, cultivating one and a half hectares to feed the family. Two nephews also live with her.

Esperanza sells clothes in different areas of the department where she lives. She has been doing this for 12 years. Before this she worked as a photographer in the capital for 8 years with a cooperative.

To sell clothes she gets up at 4am, walks for 30 minutes, crosses a river that has no bridge and when she arrives at the main road waits for the bus.

She needs the loan to buy 200 chickens and also fabric or chicken wire to keep them housed appropriately, and to buy feed for them.

She dreams of having a chicken farm. She also would like to build a decent house for her and her family, as they live in a wattle and daub house.
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Esperanza tiene 53 años de edad, estudió hasta primer grado, está acompañada y tiene 2 hijos, su pareja trabaja en la agricultura, cultiva hectárea y media para la alimentación de su familia, además en casa viven con dos nietos.

Ella tiene venta de ropa, se traslada a distintos municipios del departamento, tiene 12 años de dedicarse a esta actividad.
Anteriormente trabajó de fotógrafo en la capital y lo hiso durante 8 años con una cooperativa,
Para realizar la venta de ropa se levanta a las 4 de la mañana, camina 30 minutos y cruza un río que no tiene puente, y cuando llega al desvío principal espera el bus.

El crédito lo necesita para comprar 200 pollos y también tela o malla para tenerlos encerrados adecuadamente, y comprará concentrados para alimentarlos.

Ella sueña con tener una granja de gallinas, también quisiera hacer una casa digna para ella y su familia ya que viven en una casa de bahareque.

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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
  • 720
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,708,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Esperanza to buy 200 chickens and also fabric or chicken wire to house them appropriately, and to buy feed for them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2015