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Ana Patricia
Ana is 31 years old. She studied up until 6th grade. She lives with her husband and her 3 children who, because they are young, do not yet help her with her work. For approximately 6 years Ana has made a living selling a thick, corn-based warm drink in the mornings. She goes out to sell it to all the houses in the community where she lives. This work has been in Ana's family for generations, and she has to get up every day at 3 a.m. to make what she sells.

She needs this loan to change the roofing material on her house, because it is very damaged. She will also build a small cement wall around her house to stop water from leaking in during the winter. Ana's priority is to improve her housing to have better safety. She does not want her family to live in a house that poses a threat to daily living.
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Ana tiene 31 años de edad, estudió hasta 6º grado; vive junto a su esposo y sus 3 hijos los cuales por su corta edad aun no le ayudan en los trabajos que ella realiza.

Ana tiene aproximadamente 6 años de dedicarse a vender a tol de maíz por las mañanas, ella sale a venderlo a todas las casas de la comunidad donde vive, este trabajo viene de generación en generación en la familia de Ana, y tiene que levantarse todos los días a las 3:00 am. para preparar la venta.

Ella necesita este crédito para cambiar el material del techo de su casa, ya que se encuentra muy dañado, también construirá un pequeño muro de cemento alrededor de su casa para evitar filtraciones de agua en el invierno.

Ana tiene como prioridad mejorar su vivienda para tener mayor seguridad, pues no quiere que su familia viva en una casa que sea un riesgo en el diario vivir.

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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.

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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 575
    View loans »
    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $800 helped Ana Patricia to change the roofing material on her house.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2014
Jul 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 7, 2014