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Oct 8, 2016 10:33 EST

El Salvador: Maria Rosaura – A loan of $1,000 helps to buy seeds, fertilizers, poisons and to pay for labor for her crops of basic grains.

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Maria Rosaura

El Salvador
 
 
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Maria Rosaura’s story

María is 78 years old. She has two children who are married. She is dedicated to farming and livestock and she always performed this work with her husband who died 14 years ago. To reach her crops, she walks a half km from her house. She works from 6 am to 10 am and pays laborers to help her.

With the support of the two previous loans, she was able to invest in farming and she has already repaid them completely. She is requesting a new loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, poisons and to pay for labor for her basic grain crops.

She dreams of cultivating more land and earning a good income when she sells her harvest. 

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer View original language description 

This loan is special because:

It helps people older than 60 who still have the capacity to work but no financing. 

Juan
Kiva staff

More about this loan

This loan is designed to provide growth opportunities to elderly people. People 60 years old and older in El Salvador have limited access to credit, even when fully physically and mentally capable of working. The reason is insurance companies don’t cover people who are over 65 and require them to show a health certificate if they are over 60. This potential for health expenses makes financial institutions less willing to take on the risk of the loan. By funding this loan, you are helping elderly people access opportunities in El Salvador.

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.

A loan of $1,000 helps to buy seeds, fertilizers, poisons and to pay for labor for her crops of basic grains.

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Maria Rosaura

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