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José Dimas
José, 29, has a life partner and two children. He’s a very hardworking man who has worked since childhood. With his effort he was able to help his mother raise his four siblings.

He started working at the age of 12 as a helper in a bakery. When he had learned this occupation well he worked as a baker. He did this job for two years.

At the age of 14 he decided to learn to do auto body repair and auto painting. Since then, this is his source of income. In order to do his customers’ jobs, José has to travel approximately an hour each week to a city to get the materials he needs. He wants to continue forward improving every day so is asking Fundación Campo for a loan to buy supplies and tools (a compressor and paint gun). With this investment, he will be able to do higher quality paint jobs and attract more customers that way.

In the future, José wants to be able to buy a lot to build his house in order to provide his family with a proper life because he states that his children deserve the best.
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Don José tiene 29 años de edad, tiene una compañera de vida y dos hijos. Él es un hombre luchador que desde pequeño ha trabajado. Con su esfuerzo logró ayudarle a su mamá a sacar adelante a sus cuatro hermanos.

Él empezó a trabajar a la edad de 12 años como ayudante de panadería. Cuando ya había aprendido bien el oficio se desempeñó como panadero. Esta actividad la desempeñó por dos años.

A la edad de 14 años decide aprender el oficio de enderezado y pintura de autos. Desde entonces esa es su fuente de ingresos. Para realizar el trabajo de sus clientes, don José tiene que viajar aproximadamente una hora cada semana a una ciudad a adquirir los materiales que necesita. Él quiere seguir adelante y mejorar cada día, por lo que solicita un préstamo a Fundación Campo para comprar materiales y herramientas (un compresor y una pistola de pintar). Con esa inversión el podrá hacer trabajo de pintura de mayor calidad y así atraer más clientes.

En un futuro don José desea poder comprar un terreno para construir su casa. De ésta manera le brindará a su familia una vida digna, ya que el manifiesta que sus hijos merecen lo mejor.


Additional Information

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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 452
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,241,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped José Dimas to buy tools and supplies for auto body and paint work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 14, 2011
Listed
Sep 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013