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Sonia Marleny
Sonia is 33 years old and studied up to Grade 6. For economic reasons she could not continue her studies. She is married and her husband works on public transport buses. She has two children, a daughter who is in Grade 4 and a son who went abroad 3 years ago.

Sonia works caring for domestic animals and also has had a store for 8 years. She started it as it is a way she could make money not neglecting her household work. Before she had this business she worked in agriculture with her husband. Sonia cares for her store during the day and her daughter helps her when she is finished with her studies.

The loan she is requesting from CREDICAMPO is to buy rice, beans, sugar, salt, matches, propane gas, sausages, soft drinks, biscuits, bread, sweets, etc. to sell in her store. She has a lot of demand for these products as it is the only store in her neighborhood and she needs to buy enough merchandise to cover the demand in her community and to provide better service to her clients.

She hopes to have a good business in the future which would allow her more income and at the same time satisfy the needs of the customers with the products she offers. She wants for the future to necessary income to support her daughter in her studies so she can realize her dream of becoming a professional.
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Sonia de 33 años de edad, estudio hasta 6°grado de educación básica, ella por motivos de escasos recursos económicos ya no pudo continuar con sus estudios.
Ella es acompañada su esposo se dedica al trabajo de transporte colectivo de pasajeros, ellos tienen 2 hijos una hija que está estudiando 4|° grado y un hijo que viajo para el extranjero hace 3 años.

Sonia se dedica al trabajo de cuido de animales domésticos y también a atender una tienda que posee, tiene 8 años de dedicarse a este negocio, y lo emprendió ya que es una forma de la cual ella obtiene sus ingresos económicos sin descuidar los oficios de su casa. Antes de dedicarse a este negocio, desempeñaba el trabajo de la agricultura junto con su esposo.

Sonia atiende su negocio durante todo el día, también en este se involucra su hija después que llega de estudiar.

El préstamo que está solicitando a CREDICAMPO, es para comprar arroz, frijoles, azúcar, sal, fósforos, gas propano, embutidos, bebidas, galletas, pan, golosinas, etc. Para vender en su tienda, ya que tiene gran demanda de estos productos debido a que es la única tienda que se encuentra en ese lugar, y ella necesita comprar mercadería suficiente para suplir la demanda de su mercado en su comunidad, para darles un mejor servicio a sus cliente.

Ella a futuro desea tener un buen negocio, fuerte que le permita a futuro tener mayores ingresos, y a la misma vez satisfacer las necesidades de sus cliente, con los productos que les ofrece, ya que con esto ella pretende a futuro, tener ingresos que le permita poder darle apoyo económico a su hija en su estudio, para que pueda realizar su sueño y pueda ser una profesional.

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
  • 714
    View loans »
    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,637,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Sonia Marleny to buy rice, beans, sugar, salt, matches, propane gas, sausages, soft drinks, biscuits, bread, sweets, etc for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 29, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 26, 2015