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Jobito De Jesús
Jobito, age 40, has three children, ages 13, 11, and 10. He has been married since he was 27. His children attend elementary school in the community. His wife does the household chores.

Jobito only went to first grade in the community. His parents did not support his education any longer, but rather sent him to work in the area where there are corn and bean crops. He did various jobs in order to help support the family.

He currently makes furniture (tables, chairs, and toy boxes, etc.). He also makes doors and windows and does other types of carpentry work. His stepfather taught him this work when he was 17 years old. He has also worked in agriculture since he was little.

He works hard on his carpentry. It is a field that he manages very well. Even though he does not have a high-tech set of equipment, he does very well in the area.

Also, he has worked at planting corn and beans since he was very little. He also raises small animals like chickens and pigs on a small scale. Jobito works every day of the week at his house. If they seek him out to do jobs outside of the community, he also does that.

The loan that he is requesting from the Fundación Campo is to buy wood and tile. He needs to make some changes to the house because the wood that he has is in bad condition. He needs to improve it in order to have a more secure home. There is a risk that it will break, and an accident could occur.

He has already ordered the wood, and it will cost him approximately $500.00. He also estimated that the labor will cost $200.00. He needs the rest for household expenses.

Jobito dreams of expanding his business and of buying more high-tech equipment (a table planer). He states that he is totally prepared to support his children’s education so that they are able to become professionals in the future.
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Jobito una persona de 40 años de edad, padre de familia de 3 niños de 13,11 y 10 años de edad, casado desde los 27 años. Sus hijos estudian en la comunidad el nivel básico y su esposa trabaja en los quehaceres del hogar.

Don Jobito estudio solo el primer grado en la comunidad, pues sus padres, ya no lo apoyaron en el estudio sino que lo tenían que mandar a trabajar a la zona en los cultivos de maíz, frijoles y hacer trabajos varios, para ayudar al sostenimiento de la familia.

Actualmente se dedica a la elaboración de muebles (mesas, sillas, jugueteras, etc) también hace puertas, ventanas y diferentes trabajos en la carpintería, trabajo que le enseño su padrastro, cuando tenia 17 años de edad, también desde pequeño ha trabajado en la agricultura.

Trabaja en la carpintería fuertemente, pues es un rubro que maneja muy bien, aunque no tiene un equipo de trabajo tecnificado pero lo hace muy bien en la zona.

Ademas, desde muy pequeño ha trabajado en la siembra de maíz y frijoles, crianza de especies menores como pollo y cerdos en pequeña escala.

Don Jobito trabaja todos los días de la semana, en su casa o si lo buscan hacer trabajos fuera de la comunidad también lo realiza.


El préstamo que esta solicitando en la fundación campo, es para la compra de madera y teja, pues necesita hacer unos cambios en la vivienda, debido a que la madera que posee esta en malas condiciones y necesita mejorar, para tener una mejor seguridad en el hogar, pues hay riesgo de que se quiebre y pueda ocurrir un accidente.
Ya tiene encargada la madera y le costara aproximadamente $500.00 y también tiene estimado cancelar $200.00 en la mano de obra y el resto lo necesita para gastos en el hogar.

Don Jobito sueña ampliar su negocio, comprar un equipo de trabajo mas tecnificado (una cepilladora de mesa), también, manifiesta que esta en toda la disposición de apoyar a sus hijos en los estudios para que en el futuro puedan ser profesionales.

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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 Housing Loans

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
  • 765
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  • $26,245,250
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Jobito De Jesús to buy wood and tiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 8, 2013
Listed
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 19, 2015