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Arturo
Arturo is 33 years old and a high school graduate. He is single, lives with his mother and two siblings who also work as artisans like he does.

Arturo provides service grinding corn, something he has been doing for 12 years. He learned this on by his own initiative as he had a neighbor who had three mills and Arturo used to watch him in order to learn the work he does today. In addition, during his free time he works as an artisan making pots and pan, something he has done since he was 12 years old. The corn mill is 500 meters from his home and he goes by foot to work. He works 3:00 AM - 7:00 AM in the morning, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM midday, and 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM in the afternoon.

The loan he seeks is to buy unfinished pots and pans that he then fires and distributes in the city market, enabling him to obtain greater economic income.

Arturo wants to open an artisan market in the town, with the support of his mother and siblings who also work as artisans and make different styles of products to sell to the tourists that visit the area.

The loan will enable him to purchase more materials to then sell in the market and obtain greater income; he will invest the earnings in more merchandise with the goal of expanding his business.
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Arturo de 33 años, realizo sus estudios de bachillerato general. Actualmente, está soltero vive con su madre y sus dos hermanos, quienes también se dedican a la artesanía como él.

Arturo se dedica a la prestación de servicio en un molino de maíz, actividad que la desempeña hace 12 años; aprendió por iniciativa propia, ya que un vecino tenía molinos y él se acercaba a ver, para aprender la actividad que realiza hoy en día. Además, las horas libres se dedica a elaborar artesanías de barro como son cómales y ollas, actividad que realiza desde sus 12 años de edad. Los molino de maíz está a 500 metros de su casa y se traslada a pie sus horas de trabajo son de 3:00 AM – 7:00 AM por la mañana y por la medio día de 11.00 AM – 12:30 PM y por la tarde de 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

El préstamo que está solicitando, es para comprar ollas y cómales crudos y él los quema para luego distribuirlos al mercado de la ciudad y esto le permitirá obtener mayores ingresos económicas.

Arturo, quiere establecer una tienda de artesanías en el municipio, con el apoyo de su madre y sus hermanos que también se dedican a esta actividad y disponer de diferentes estilos de productos artesanos, para venderlos con los turistas que frecuenta el municipio.

El préstamo le permitirá realizar compras de más material, para sacarlo a vender al mercado y obtener mayores ingresos económicos y de las ganancias obtenidas las invertirá en más mercadería con fin de ampliar su negocio.



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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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 713
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Arturo to buy unfinished pots and pans to fire and later sell in the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 11, 2013
Listed
Oct 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 26, 2015