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Jeremías
Jeremías, 23, is single. He started at a very young age to make crafts with thread. He learned thanks to his parents who in turn learned from their parents. All of his family has worked in this activity and to this day Jeremías makes silk hammocks. Thanks to the entire family’s efforts, they’ve succeeded in earning economic profits. He also works in agriculture growing corn and beans. His parents have also taught him how to raise and fatten up pigs to butcher.

He heads to the nearest city which is a thirty-minute bus ride away every 22 days to buy the supplies needed to weave the silk hammocks and farm supplies like animal feed, among others because these types of products are not sold in his community. He makes the hammocks with his sister because his mother takes care of the home.

The loan he’s requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy a box of thread, two pigs and feed for them. In this way, Jeremías will have the materials on hand to continue with his hammock making business and will have pigs to fatten up and sell in five or six months.

With income obtained he wants to help his family. His goal is to become a pig and cattle merchant; he wants to set up his own pig farm and help with his younger siblings’ schooling.
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Jeremías tiene 23 años de edad, es soltero. Él empezó desde muy temprana edad, a elaborar artesanías con hilo, lo aprendió gracias a sus padres que a la vez lo heredaron de sus padres. Toda su familia se ha dedicado a esa actividad, hasta el día de hoy jeremías elabora hamacas de seda, gracias al esfuerzo de toda su familia han logrado obtener beneficios económicos. Él también se dedica a realizar trabajos agrícolas, siembra maíz y fríjol. Sus padres también le han enseñado a crecer y engordar cerdos para destazarlos.

Cada 22 días viaja a la ciudad más cercana que esta a treinta minutos en autobús de su comunidad, a comprar el material para tejer las hamacas de seda y los insumos agrícolas como el concentrado, entre otros más; debido a que en su comunidad no hay este tipo de productos a la venta. La elaboración de las hamacas lo hace en compañía de su hermana, debido a que su madre se encarga de cuidar el hogar.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar una caja de hilo, dos cerdos y concentrado para alimentarlos. Así, Jeremías dispondrá de materiales para continuar con su negocio de elaborar hamacas, y tendrá los cerdos para engordarlos y negociarlos dentro de unos cinco a seis meses. Con los ingresos que reciba él desea ayudar a su familia. Su objetivo, es convertirse en un negociante de cerdos y ganado, desea establecer su propia granja de cerdos y ayudar a sus hermanos menores para que estudien.

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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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
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  • $26,296,575
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jeremías to buy a box of thread, two pigs and feed for them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 17, 2012
Listed
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013