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Oscar Antonio
Oscar, 50, is married and has 2 children. He participated in the 1978 armed conflict, in which he became disabled. Now he has worked as a tailor for 15 years, supporting his wife and their 2 children. One of their children is 13 and helps him in the tailoring shop, and the other child is 6 years old. His wife works as a domestic. Oscar learned this trade when he moved from home and was helping a dressmaker. Later he started to work independently.

Oscar buys fabric in a city that is 20 kilometers from where he lives, so that he can work on school uniforms for an institute in the city and also do other work that people request. At times, he has to go to a city that is much further away to buy the fabric.

Oscar is requesting a loan from Fundacion Campo to pay his brother for having electricity installed in his house, and also to buy supplies for his tailoring shop.

Oscar plans to continue to work with the Fundacion Campo, as he is planning on building brick walls for his house, because his house is currently built with corrugated metal and he also wants to have a roof where his family can have protection from bad weather.
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Oscar tiene 50 años de edad, esta casado y tiene dos hijos. él participo en el conflicto armado que hubo en los años 1978 en la cual el quedo lisiado. Hoy en día trabajar de sastre desde hace 15 años de ahí mantiene a su esposa y los dos hijos que tiene uno de ellos 13 años de edad y le ayuda a la sastrería y el otro niño tiene 6 años, su esposa se dedica a los oficio domestico. Aprendió el oficio cuando se cambio de domicilio y le ayudaba a una señora sastre y luego de independizo.

Compra la tela para trabajar en los uniformes del instituto de la ciudad y algún otro trabajo que lleguen a solicitar en una ciudad que esta a 20 kilómetros de donde vive y en ocasiones tiene que ir a comprarlos a una ciudad que esta más lejos.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para pagarle a su hermano por haberle instalado la luz eléctrica en su casa y para comprar materiales para la sastrería.

Él planea continuar trabajando con la fundación campo; ya que tiene pensado construir su casa de paredes de ladrillo; ya que en este momento esta construida de lamina, y con un techo en donde puedan refugiarse del mal clima.

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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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About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 559
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,948,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Oscar Antonio to pay his brother for having electricity installed in his home, and to buy tailoring supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 11, 2013
Listed
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014