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José Melecio
José, age 55, is married and has 11 children. He lives with his wife and children. He got married when he was 34. He learned the trade of making hammocks when he got married. She was the one who taught him, and since then he has worked at this business activity.

After making them, he sells them, and he also makes them by order. Together with his wife and children, he makes six to eight hammocks a week. Before, he only used to do agricultural work, growing corn, beans, and sorghum. Nowadays he continues growing these basic crops together with his children. The crops are for the family’s consumption.

He gets the supplies to make the hammocks in a city. In order to get there he has to take two buses. He travels every 8 or 15 days, according to the movement of the hammocks. This is the same place where he gets the agricultural supplies.

The loan that he is requesting from the Fundación Campo is to buy manure, leaf fertilizers, and fungicides. He will also use the loan to pay the rent on the land where he grows the corn, beans, and sorghum. This way José will be able to cultivate in order to get the crops for his family’s consumption. He will sell the other part.

His objective is to build his own house.
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José tiene 55 años, esta casado y tiene once hijos. Vive junto a su esposa y sus hijos, se caso a la edad de 34 años de edad. Él aprendió el oficio de la elaboración de hamacas desde que se caso; pues fue ella quien le enseño y desde entonces trabajan en esa actividad, después de elaborarlas las comercializa y también las hace por encargo. Él junto a su esposa e hijos elaborar de 6 a 8 hamacas a la semana. Antes solo se dedicaba a los trabajos agrícolas a sembrar maíz, fríjol y maicillo; hoy en día sigue sembrando estos granos básicos junto a sus hijos para consumo familiar.

Los insumos para elaborar hamacas las adquiere en una ciudad, que para llegar ahí aborda dos autobuses; viaja cada 8 o 15 días según sea el movimiento de las hamacas, en ese mismo lugar adquiere los insumos agrícolas.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar abono, foliares, fungicidas y pago del alquiler del terreno en donde sembrara maíz, frijoles y maicillo. De esta manera, don José podrá cultivar para obtener el grano para consumo de su familia y la otra parte la venderá. Su objetivo es construir su propia casa.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 461
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,095,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped José Melecio to buy manure, leaf fertilizers, and fungicides, and to pay the rent on the land where he grows the corn, beans, and sorghum.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 15, 2013
Listed
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 22, 2014