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Cristobal Alfides
Cristobal, 58, is married with 5 children, but only one lives with him. He has worked as a mason for more than 30 years, and learned the trade from some friends. Together with his wife, he also opened a business 6 years ago selling plastic goods. His inventory is 10 dozen flat-brimmed plates, 5 dozen soup bowls, 10 dozen crates of various sizes, 2 dozen steel wool sponges for washing dishes, 1 dozen aluminum colanders, 2 dozen kitchen towels and 2 dozen tablecloths. He buys his merchandise in a city in the eastern part of the country, which is 27 kilometers from where he lives. He finds the plastic goods at a better price there.

Cristobal asks Fundacion Campo for a loan to buy 1 dozen plastic graters, 6 dozen brooms, 6 dozen steel wool sponges, 6 dozen colanders, 6 dozen Teflon ladles, 6 dozen pieces of cutlery, 6 dozen tin plates, 6 dozen pitchers, 20 bottles and to change the tires and make other repairs to his vehicle.

This will help Cristobal to increase and diversify his inventory so that he can offer more to his customers and satisfy the current demand. He will also have his vehicle in good working condition.

From the income that he makes as a result of the sales, he wants to save money in order to buy some land and build a house, since they currently live in a rental home.
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El señor Cristóbal tiene 58 años de edad, es casado con cinco hijos, pero solo uno vive con él.

Él se dedica a prestar sus servicios como albañil, ya tiene más de 30 años de dedicarse a esta actividad, fueron unos amigos quienes le enseñaron. Además él junto con su esposa tiene un negocio de venta de plásticos desde hace 6 años. Su inventario es de 10 docenas de platos pachos, 5 docenas de platos soperos, 10 docenas de huacales de diferentes tamaños, 2 docenas de mascones para lavar platos, 1 docena de coladores de aluminio, 2 docenas de toallas para usar en la cocina y 2 docenas de manteles.

Esta mercancía las compra en una ciudad del oriente del país, que se encuentra a 27 kilómetros de la ciudad donde vive él, ahí encuentra los plásticos a mejor precio. Cristóbal solicita el préstamo a Fundación Campo para comprar 1 docena de rayadores plásticos, 6 docenas de escobas, 6 docenas de mascones de alambre, 6 docenas de coladores, 6 docenas de cucharones de teflón, 6 docenas de cubiertos, 6 docenas de platos de zinc, 6 docenas de cantaros, 20 botellas y cambiarle las llantas a su vehiculo y hacerle otras arreglos.

De esta manera Cristóbal, incrementara su inventario y diversificara sus productos, por lo que ofrecerá más a sus clientes y satisfará la demanda existente, además que tendrá su vehiculo en buen estado.

De los ingresos que reciba, producto de la venta en su negocio, tiene pensado ahorrar para comprar un terreno y construir una casa, ya que donde viven es alquilada.

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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
  • 432
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,826,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Cristobal Alfides to buy 12 plastic graters, 6 dozen brooms, 6 dozen steel wool sponges, 6 dozen colanders, 6 dozen Teflon ladles, 6 dozen pieces of cutlery, 6 dozen tin plates, 6 dozen pitchers, 20 bottles y to change the tires on his vehicle and make other repairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 25, 2011
Listed
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012