Gotera, El Salvador Agriculture | Farm Supplies
Maria, 32, has an elementary education as far as second grade. Her husband grows basic grains and her children are married and live independently.
Maria grows basic grains with her husband and also sells tamales. The cropland is a kilometer away and she walks to get there. Her work schedule is from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
She is in need of a loan to buy farm supplies to grow basic grains. She plans to grow more corn and beans.
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.
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.
A loan of $225 helps María Bernalda to buy farm supplies to grow basic grains.