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María Magdalena
María is 53 years old and a housewife. She looks after the household chores, waking up very early in order to prepare breakfast for her husband and children to eat and head out to work.

From a young age María has been very interested in farming as, alongside her brothers, she helped their father in his work. María was always helping to plant the corn and to prevent weeks. Now, when María has the opportunity, she accompanies her husband and children to the cornfields.

María needs this loan in order to buy some farming supplies, including weed-killers and manure and the corn crops need them in order to develop well.

María's dream is for her children to continue studying; she wants them not to need for anything. María hopes that her children will learn a profession.
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María de 53 años de edad, es ama de casa, ella se dedica a realizar los quehaceres del hogar se levanta muy temprano para cocinar el desayuno para que sus esposo e hijos tomen los alimentos y se marchen a trabajar.

María desde muy pequeña se a interesado por la agricultura pues ella junto a sus hermanos le ayudaban a su padre, siempre estaba atenta a que la planta del maiz no le llegara maleza y cuando María tiene la oportunidad acompaña a su esposo e hijos a la milpa.

El crédito lo necesita para comprar algunos insumos agricolas, como herbicidas y abono porque las plantas de maíz ya necesitan para que se deasarrolle bien el fruto.

El sueño de María es que sus hijos sigan estudiando y que no les falte nada, pues ella espera verlos realizados convertidos en profecionales.

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
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped María Magdalena to buy weed-killers and manure as her corn crops need them in order to develop well.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014