He is a hardworking young man with much perseverance, who has worked with masonry, agriculture, and everything productive since he was little, so that he could generate income for his family. It was his father who taught him masonry. He arises at 4:00 am to go to work. When there is no construction work, he works on the farm, where he has lots of experience. When he does [farm work] he arises at 5:00 am and travels about 10 km to where his crops are.
Elvin says that he will not shirk and will work as much as he can because his wish is to finish building his home, which he began with a previous loan through Fundación Campo. Once it’s finished, he and his family will move in because they are currently paying rent. He wants his son to be proud of his home and will not rest until his goal is met and he can ensure a better future for his children.
For these reasons Elvin is asking for a new loan, so that he can buy doors and windows and install them in his house. In this way he and his family will be more secure and comfortable in their own home without having to pay rent.
Él es un joven luchador y perseverante, desde pequeño ha trabajado en la albañilería, agricultura y en todo oficio productivo, que le genere ingresos para su familia. Fue su padre quien le enseño el oficio de la albañilería, se levanta a las 4:00 a.m. para trasladarse a su trabajo, cuando no hay trabajo de construcción él se dedica a las actividades agrícolas, de las cuales tiene mucha experiencia, cuando realiza estas actividades se levanta a las 5:00 a.m. y se traslada unos 10 kilómetros hasta el lugar donde tiene los cultivos.
Elvin manifiesta que no descasara, que trabajara lo más que pueda, ya que su deseo es terminar de construir su casa, ya que con un préstamo anterior de la Fundación Campo Elvin inicio la construcción de la casa. Una vez este terminada se trasladaran con su familia a su casa, ya que ellos están pagando alquiler de la casa donde viven. Él desea que su hijo se sienta orgulloso del hogar donde vive, por lo que no descansara hasta lograr su meta y asegurar un mejor futuro a sus hijos.
Por esas razones Elvin solicita un nuevo préstamo, para comprar las puertas y las ventanas y colocárselas a la casa. De esta forma él junto a su familia vivirán más seguros y cómodos en su hogar propio, sin pagar alquiler.
About CrediCampoThis 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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