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Santos Asemción
Santos, 39, is married. His wife works in domestic tasks and also sells typical snacks. They have four children who are in school. Their first child is 17 and in the second year of high school; at the same time, he works as a farmer in his free time. The second child is 14 and in ninth grade, and also works. The third is 12 and is in seventh grade, and the youngest is 10 and in third grade. There are six people who life in Santo's home and depend on him. Santos went to school through ninth grade.

Santos has been selling his security services for two years. To get to work, he has to walk one and a half kilometers to take the bus. He learned about this work from the help of a friend who recommended it and he was able to start working in the business. Also, because he had already completed his military service and this also helped him learn he skills of this job. His schedule is from 7am to 4pm. Before he worked in this job, Santos had various jobs including a day laborer and farmer in the surrounding area.

He is requesting this loan to put a brick floor in his home because it is dirt right now. This loan will help him improve his family's quality of life. He needs to put in a brick floor to prevent exposure to disease.
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Santos es un hombre de 39 años de edad, solo estudio hasta 9° grado, es casado; su esposa se dedica a los oficios domésticos y también a vender antojitos típicos, ellos tienen 4 hijos que se encuentran estudiando el primer hijo tiene 17 años y estudia 2do año de bachillerato y a la vez trabaja en los tiempos libres en la agricultura, el segundo tiene 14 años y estudia 9° grado y también trabaja, el tercero tiene 12 y estudia 7° grado y el cuarto tiene 10 años y estudia 3° grado, el número de personas que viven y que depende de él son 6 personas.

Don Santos, presta sus servicios de vigilancia desde hace 2 años. Para llegar a su lugar de trabajo, tiene que caminar un kilómetro y medio para tomar el autobús. Aprendió este trabajo gracias a la ayuda de un amigo que lo recomendó y pudo entrar a laborar en la empresa y porque ya había prestado su servicio militar y esto le facilito mas poder aprender del trabajo. El horario que tiene es de 7:00 AM a 4:00PM. Antes de realizar esta actividad Santos realizaba trabajos de jornalero y de agricultura en los alrededores.

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para enladrillar el piso de su vivienda, ya que es de tierra por el momento. El crédito le ayudara a tener una mejor calidad de vida con su familia, la necesidad que tiene es poner el piso de ladrillo para no estar expuestos a enfermedades

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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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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 802
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,698,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD
Expired
A loan of $1,000 helped Santos Asemción to put a brick floor in his home.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 24, 2013
Listed
Oct 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Expired:
Nov 7, 2013