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Mauricio
Mauricio is 45 years old. He went to school up to the 9th grade. He is married, and his wife dedicates herself to the needs of the household. He has three children, aged 19, 17 and 15, of whom two are in school. In addition to his wife and children, his sister-in-law and her baby also live with him.

He works as a mechanic in body work and painting. He learned this profession out of necessity, since his parents were not able to cover the household expenses, and for this reason they sometimes went for days without anything to eat. Thus he went to a mechanic's workshop and became an apprentice, and little by little he learned this trade. Currently, he has 30 years of experience as a mechanic in body work and painting. He travels on a bicycle to the workshop, which is 4 kilometers from his house, and he works from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

With the loan, he will buy a new compressor, which will be greatly useful in his work. Without one, he is unable to paint the vehicles he repairs; thus, he cannot finish the jobs himself and does not have that income to support his family. It is also inconvenient for his customers, because the vehicles are not repaired within a reasonable time. However, now he will be able to continue his work, thanks to the loan provided to him.

His dream for his children is to see them gain professional training, so that they can face the future and not suffer through what he experienced. With regard to his work, he would like to set up a large workshop offering a range of automotive services, but he recognizes that for this he will have to work twice as hard as he has done up to now.
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Mauricio de 45 años de edad, estudio hasta 9º grado, esta casado, su esposa se dedica al que hacer de la casa, tiene tres hijos de 19, 17 y 15 años de edad, 2 de ellos estudian, aparte de su esposa y sus hijos, viven con él su cuñada y el bebe de ella.

Él trabaja como mecánico en enderezado y pintura, este oficio lo aprendió, por necesidad, ya que sus padres no alcanzaban a cubrir los gastos de la casa, y esto provocaba que por días, no tenían nada que comer, así fue que él, se acerco a un taller de mecánica, como aprendiz, y poco a poco fue aprendiendo este trabajo. Actualmente, tiene 30 años de estar desempeñándose, como mecánico en enderezo y pintura, se moviliza en bicicleta hasta el taller, el cual esta a una distancia de 4 km de su casa, y trabaja de 7 am a 5 pm.


Con el préstamo comprara un nuevo compresor, el cual, es de gran utilidad en su trabajo; puesto que sin el, no tiene como pintar los vehículos que repara, y por ende no terminaría los trabajos, y esto conlleva a que no tenga ingresos, para mantener a su familia, también le provoca inconformidad a sus clientes, por que los vehículos, no son reparados en un tiempo prudente. Pero ahora podrá seguir con su trabajo, gracias al préstamo facilitado.

El sueño que tiene para sus hijos, es verlos preparados profesionalmente, para que puedan enfrentarse al futuro y que no sufran, lo que el vivió. En cuanto a su trabajo, quisiera instalar un gran taller, de servicios automotrices varios, pero reconoce que es necesario que se esfuerce el doble, de lo que hasta hoy, lo ha hecho.

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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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  • $4,900
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  • $25,002,375
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mauricio to buy a new compressor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 23, 2013
Listed
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 20, 2014