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Manuel De Jesús
Manuel, 60, is married and has three children. He has 42 years’ experience in the artistic world as a singer. He learned from his grandfather but improved and learned still more from a teacher who perfected his musical instruments, like the guitar. Manuel plays in bars and restaurants from Monday through Saturday from 8pm until 2am for people who attend them to relax and who like to listen to all types of music. He and a friend form a duet and they sing two songs for $5.00.

Manuel is asking Fundación Campo for a loan to replace damaged parts and repair his minivan because it’s his mode of transportation for work because he works nights and it’s dangerous to move about on foot. If his minivan is in good operating condition he’s able to visit several restaurants in a single night so if his music isn’t in high demand in one place he can move on to another and earn income to subsist. From this income, he uses part of it so that his children can study academic careers and to provide them with opportunities he never had.
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El señor Manuel tiene 60 años de edad, es casado con tres hijos. Tiene 42 años de experiencia en el medio artístico como cantante, él aprendió con su abuelo, pero mejoro y aprendió aún más con un maestro, quien lo perfecciono en instrumentos musicales como la guitarra. Manuel toca en bares y restaurantes de lunes a sábado de 8:00 p.m. a 2:00 a.m. a personas que asisten a departir y que les gusta escuchar música de todo tipo. Él tiene un dúo con otro amigo y cantan dos canciones por $5.00.

Don Manuel solicita un préstamo a Fundación Campo, para realizar mejoras y comprar piezas dañadas y llantas a su microbús, ya que es su medio de transporte para trabajar, por que el trabajo de noche es peligroso movilizarse a pie. Teniendo en buenas condiciones su microbús él estará seguro de poder asistir a varios restaurantes en una sola noche, ya que si no hay suficiente demanda de su música en un lugar se traslada a otro y así contara con ingresos para subsistir. De esos ingresos el ahorra una parte para que sus hijos estudien una carrera académica y brindarles la oportunidad que él no tubo.

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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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 747
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,194,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Manuel De Jesús to buy spare parts and repair his minivan.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2012
Feb 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013