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José Antonio
José, 53, is married and has six children. He works very hard with the support of his wife and children in making silk hammocks, a process he learned from his parents at the age of 15. He also works in agriculture growing corn and beans. When he got married he started his own business making hammocks. He puts all his effort and dedication into this so he has an income to help support his family.

José sells the merchandise in the plazas of the city and on the outskirts of the city where he lives. He has to go to the city on public transportation to buy the supplies he needs to make the hammocks. He makes the trip every two or three weeks, and it takes him 45 minutes to get there.

The loan he's requesting of Fundación Campo is to buy more supplies to make the hammocks, because he sells more in this season. He also makes straps. He wants to set up a stall where he can sell the hammocks. His goal is to save money so he can make improvements on his home.
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José tiene 53 años de edad, es casado y tiene 6 hijos. Él trabaja muy fuerte con el apoyo de su esposa y de sus hijos, en la elaboración de hamacas de seda. Proceso que heredo de sus padres desde que tenia 15 años de edad, además trabaja en la agricultura sembrando maíz y fríjol. Cuando se caso, empezó su propio negocio de elaboración de hamacas en la cual pone todo su empeño y dedicación; para obtener ingresos económicos que le ayuden al sostenimiento de su familia.

La mercadería la vende en las plazas de la ciudad y en los alrededores de la comunidad en donde vive don José. Para comprar los insumos que necesita para elaborar las hamacas, tiene que viajar a la ciudad, se traslada en transporte publico, este viaje lo realiza cada 15 a 22 días y se tarda cuarenta y cinco minutos en llegar.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar más insumos para elaborar las hamacas, debido a que es en esta temporada en donde vende más y también elabora manguillos. Su deseo, es instalar un puesto en donde pueda vender las hamacas; con la finalidad de ahorrar para realizarles mejoras a su vivienda.

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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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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 431
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,832,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped José Antonio to buy more supplies to make hammocks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 23, 2012
Listed
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013