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José Santos
José is 72 years old. He is married and has two children. José has always been carpenter, having worked in the trade for some 55 years. He learned the skills from his father when he was 18 and, since then, it has been his main source of income for hleping his family to prosper.

José is applying for a loan with "Fundación Campo" as he is missing a few materials to finish some pieces of furniture. He needs mirrors, door handles with locks and paint. He will also use the loan to pay the labourer who is supporting him in finishing his orders. With this investment José will be able to cover the costs of finishing the items of furniture and will be able to sell them on. This loan will give José the opportunity to improve his carpentry work and he will have the materials available to do his work. José is hard-working and known for his work. Those who know him buy his products.

José wants to continue working as a carpinter as he has been doing it since he was young. Through this work he has been able to help his family prosper. He likes the work and, after 55 years doing it, he says he would never stop doing it. He loves his work and his goal is to continue working with the communal bank as they have provided him with the opportunity to work when he needed it.
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José es una persona de 72 años de edad, esta casado y tiene dos hijos. su profesión siempre a sido la carpintería donde prácticamente tiene 55 años de dedicarse a la actividad y lo aprendió de su padre cuando tenia 18 años de edad y desde entonces, es su principal fuente de ingresos para sacar a su familia a delante.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar algunos materiales que le hacen falta para terminar unos muebles; como espejos, chapas con llaves, pintura y la mano de obra de una persona que le esta apoyando para poder terminar los encargos que le han hecho. Con la inversión, podrá cubrir la necesidad de terminar los muebles con los materiales que comprara para poder vender sus muebles. Teniendo la oportunidad de mejorar su actividad, que es la carpintería y tendrá a la mano los insumos necesarios para poder realizar su trabajo; ya que es una persona trabajadora y reconocida por su trabajo que realiza donde las personas que lo conocen le compran la mercadería que él hace.

José quiere seguir trabajando como carpintero; ya que es una actividad que desde su temprana edad a realizado y le ha permitido sacar a su familia adelante ya que es un trabajo que le gusta y que de tener 55 años de estar realizando la misma actividad que nunca dejara de trabajar de carpintero dice amar a su trabajo y que su meta es seguir trabajando con la fundación ya que le brindo la oportunidad de trabajar cuando él lo necesitaba.

Additional Information

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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 658
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,070,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped José Santos to buy some materials that he needs to finish some furniture. He needs mirrors, door handles with locks, paint and a labourer to finish the orders.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 22, 2013
Listed
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 22, 2014