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Juan José
Juan, 46, is married and has seven children. From a very young age he has worked as an ironsmith, a trade he learned from his parents. He also works as a crop farmer growing corn, beans and sorghum for family consumption. Over the years he worked as a mason's assistant and learned the trade 25 years ago. This is the work he does to earn an income to support the family. His children help with the agriculture and thanks to their help they have been able to build a house little by little, although it is not yet finished. His wife makes artisan bread and raises chickens and pigs at home.

Juan is requesting a loan through Fundación Campo to buy sand, cement and iron to build a small room, and pay for transport of materials. He already has the blocks he needs. With the investment his family will live more comfortably, since there are several members of the family and they are quite cramped. He wants to put in flooring since the house now has a dirt floor. He also wants to give his children an education.
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Juan tiene 46 años de edad, esta casado y tiene siete hijos. Desde muy joven ha trabajado en la herrería; lo aprendió de sus padres. También ha trabajado en la agricultura sembrando maíz, frijoles y sorgo; el cual lo hace para consumo de su familia. Con el paso del tiempo, aprendió el oficio de la albañilería siendo ayudante de un albañil, este oficio lo aprendió desde hace 25 años y es de esta actividad que trabaja para recibir los ingresos económicos para el sostenimiento de su familia. Sus hijos lo apoyan mucho en los cultivos agrícolas, gracias a su esfuerzo ha ido construyendo poco a poco su casa, aunque le hacen falta realizarle unos arreglos. Su esposa elabora pan de manera artesanal y cuida pollos y cerdos en su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar arena, cemento, hierro para construir una habitación pequeña y pagar el transporte de los materiales, los bloques ya los tiene solo hace falte otros materiales. Con la inversión, podrá vivir su familia más cómodamente, ya que son varios en su casa y tendrá un poco de espacio. Él desea, ponerle piso a la casa ya que es de tierra y brindarles el estudio a sus hijos.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 714
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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 $1,000 helped Juan José to buy sand, cement and iron to build a small room, and to pay for materials transport.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 8, 2013
Listed
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014