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Lidio Edvín
Lidio is 29, single, and lives with his mother, sister, and three nieces and nephews. He has worked as a security guard for a business for two years, and he is very good at his job. Before getting this job, he worked in agriculture; this is the job his father taught him.
He still cultivates food, but only for his family's consumption. He buys supplies such as fertilizer and pesticides in a city in the east of the country. In order to get there, he has to walk two and a half kilometers to catch the bus. Coming back, he has to carry everything with him and walk back home.
Lidio is requesting this loan for the purchase of cement, sand, and iron, and to pay labourers to build a hallway in his home; the current one is damaged. This way, his family will be more secure; the hallway is dangerous. The earthquakes have damaged the supporting beam, and Lidio doesn't have the money to repair it. In the future he wants to make other repairs to his home; for example, to put in a floor. He wants to provide his family with a dignified and secure home.
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Lidio tiene 29 años de edad, es soltero y vive con su mamá, una hermana y tres sobrinos. Desde hace dos años labora como vigilante en una empresa y se considera una persona muy capaz para desempeñarlo. Antes se dedicaba a realizar actividades agrícolas que fue lo que su papá le enseño.

Siempre realiza cultivos pero solo son para consumo de su familia, los insumos como abono, pesticidas los compra en una ciudad del oriente del país y para llegar ahí debe caminar dos kilómetros y medio, hasta abordar el autobús. De regreso debe cargar los insumos y caminar con ellos hasta su casa.

Lidio solicita el préstamo para comprar cemento, arena, hierro, pago de mano de obra, para construir un corredor a la casa ya que el que tiene esta dañado. De esta manera su familia estará más segura ya que la condición en la que se encuentra el corredor es peligrosa, por que debido a los temblores se daño la viga que soporta el peso y en este momento Lidio no tiene el dinero para repararlo. Mas adelante desea realizar otros arreglos en la vivienda como ponerle el piso, entre otros más. Y proporcionar a su familia una vivienda digna y segura.

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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.

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About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 462
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,095,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Lidio Edvín to buy cement, sand, iron, and to pay labourers to build a hallway in his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2012
Feb 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013