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David Antonio
David is 65 years old, married, and has five children. For 12 years he has made a living by selling sorbets, an activity that he learned from a friend. Before he was a day laborer, but his income was not sufficient for the support of his family. For that reason, he decided on the traveling sorbet business on a bicycle to schools, soccer games, other events, and on the streets of the community.

Every eight days the merchandise is dropped off at his house. He maintains it in a freezer, and later he takes out small quantities for going out to sell it on his bicycle.

The loan will be invested in the purchase of merchandise to stock his business and to make improvements to his home, where he lives with his wife and five children. By increasing his stock of merchandise, he will be able to receive better income, with the objective of providing security and comfort for his family.

What he wants is to buy a tricycle-style motorcycle, due to the fact that his age causes him to tire while pedaling on the bicycle.
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El señor David tiene 65 años de edad, es casado y tiene cinco hijos. Desde hace doce años se dedica a la venta de sorbetes, actividad que aprendió de un amigo. Antes él realizaba actividades de jornalero; pero los ingresos no eran suficientes para el sostenimiento de su familia. Por ese motivo, se decidió por la venta ambulante en una bicicleta de sorbetes en las escuelas, partidos de fútbol, algún otro evento y en las calles de la comunidad.

Cada ocho días le llegan a dejar a su casa la mercadería, él los mantiene en un friser, luego saca cantidades pequeñas para salir a venderlas en su bicicleta.

El préstamo será invertido en la compra de mercadería para surtir su negocio y la otra parte para realizarle mejoras a su vivienda en donde vive con su esposa y sus cinco hijos. Aumentando la mercadería podrá recibir mejores ingresos, con el objetivo de brindar seguridad y comodidad a su familia.

Lo que él desea es comprar una tricimoto, debido a que por su edad se cansa pedalear en la bicicleta.

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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
  • 728
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,313,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped David Antonio to buy merchandise to stock his store and to make improvements to his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 8, 2012
Listed
Aug 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014