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José Saúl
José is 41 years old, has a wife, and has one son. He has worked his whole life planting basic grains like beans, corn and sorghum. He was taught by his grandparents and parents. With the passing of time he married and formed his own family. José works very hard for his family each day. He moved to the capital of his country 12 years ago in order to sell natural fruit drinks as a walking vendor in the streets and parks of the capital. Every two weeks José travels to the community where his family lives to see them and to work in the corn and bean fields that they own.

The loan that he is requesting from Kiva partner Fundación Campo is for purchasing a freezer, flatbed trailer, and tires in order to make and sell the fruit drinks in the community where his family lives and not have to travel anymore to sell them in the capital. He is far from his family much of the time and this would make him the owner of his own business -- currently he is an employee for someone else. He hopes to obtain better income for his family and to have more time with them.
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José tiene 41 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene un hijo. Él toda su vida a trabajado en el cultivo de de granos básicos como fríjol, maíz y maicillo, fueron su abuelos y padres quienes le enseñaron. Con el paso del tiempo se caso y formo su propia familia; ellos son por los que José trabaja muy duro cada día. Desde hace 12 años se traslada a la capital del país a vender sorbetes naturales de manera ambulante por las calles y parques de la capital, cada 15 días José viaja a la comunidad donde esta su familia a verlos y ha trabajar en el cultivo de maíz y fríjol que posee.


El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar un frrizer, tubos, un carretón y un juego de llantas, para elaborar él los sorbetes y venderlos en la comunidad donde reside su familia y ya no viajar a venderlos a la capital. Pues esta lejos de su familia por mucho tiempo y será dueño de su negocio; por que actualmente es empleado. Espera obtener mejores ingresos para su familia y tener más tiempo para ellos.

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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
  • 675
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped José Saúl to buy a freezer, flatbed trailer, and tires in order to make and sell frozen fruit drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 28, 2012
Listed
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014