Before, he was working breaking apart rocks that are being used as construction material found in a mine that formed because of the lava from the volcano that erupted a few years ago.
He purchases recyclable metal material in his community and the surrounding areas in his 89 pick up truck. He leaves from his house very early every day and collects a considerable amount of material and then he takes it to the city Acaparadores.
The loan requested will be invested in the construction of metal doors for his house. Currently, the doors are made of wood and when he leaves with his wife the house is vulnerable to being broken into and robbed of the few goods they have. To date, he has built a roof and he also has a plastic carpet and today in the rainy season everything is wet and he fears that the wooden doors will deteriorate.
His life will improve with the repairs made to the house with more secure windows and doors and his pick up won't be exposed to the elements during the rainy season.
In the future, he plans to add onto his home and to install electricity since he currently lights his home with a gas light.
CRUZ TIENE 51 AÑOS DE EDAD, ESTA CASADO Y TIENE DOS HIJOS. DESDE HACE UNOS 3 AÑOS TRABAJA COMPRANDO Y VENDIENDO CHATARRA EN LA COMUNIDAD Y ALREDEDORES TRANPORTANDOSE EN UN PICK UP VIEJITO QUE POSEE ESTEA ACTIVIDA LA REALIZA; YA QUE LE GENERA LOS RECURSOS NECESARIOS PARA SUBSISTIR CON SU ESPOSA EN LA CASA ,YA QUE SUS HIJAS YA SON MAYORES DE EDAD Y HAN FORMADO HOGARES APARTE.
ANTES SE DEDICABA A LA QUIEBRA DE PIEDRAS PARA CONTRUCCION EN LA MINA DE PIEDRAS QUE RESULTO DE LA LAVA QUE SE DERRAMO DEL VOLCAN CHAPARRASTIQUE HACE VARIOS AÑOS.
EL CLIENTE COMPRA TODO EL MATERIAL RECICLABLE DE METAL EN SU COMUNIDA Y ALREDEDORES TRANSPORTANDOSE EN SU PICK UP QUE ES DE AÑO 89. EL SALE DE SU CASA TODOS LOS DIAS MUY TEMPRANO RECOLECTA UNA CANTIDAD CONSIDERABLE Y LUEGO LA TRANPORTA A LA CIUDAD A LOS ACAPARADORES QUE LUEGO LA MANDAN ALAS FUNDIDORAS
EL PRESTAMO SOLICITADO SERA INVERTIDO EN LA CONSTUCCION DE PUERTAS DE METAL PARA SU CASA; YA QUE ACTUALMENTE SON DE MADERA Y CUANDO SALEN CON SU ESPOSA LA CASA ESTA SUJETA A QUE LE FALSEEN LAS PUERTAS Y LE ROBEN LOS POCOS BIENES QUE HASTA LA FECHA TIENE Y LA CONSTRUCCION DEL TECHO DE EL CORREDOR DE SU CASA YA QUE ACTUALMENTE TIENE UNA CARPETA PLASTICA QUE LE DA SOLO SONBRA Y HOY EN LA EPOCA DE LLUVIAS SE LE M0JA TODO Y TEME QUE SE LE DETEREORE LA MADERA.
SU VIDA MEJORARA AL MANTENER SU CASA MAS SEGURA CON PUERTAS Y VENTANAS CONFIABLES Y SU PICK UP YA NO ESTARA A LA INTERPERIE EN LA EPOCA DE LLUVIAS
EN UN FUTURO EL CLIENTE PLANEA HACER EL PISO DE SU CASA E INSTALAR LA ENERGIA ELECTRICA YA QUE ACTUALMENTE SE ILUMINA CON UNA LAMPARA COLEMEN DE GAS.
About CrediCampoThis 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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