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José Rogelio
José, 50, finished first grade but did not have the money to continue his education and had to help his parents farm. He and his life partner have four children, ages 14, 12, 6, and 4. Three of the children attend a small local school. He has help from his wife, who sells snacks such as yuca, enchiladas, and pastries. She also sells fruit drinks outside their local school.

José's main work is growing corn and beans. He also works as a bricklayer for city projects authorized by the mayor's office. He has 10,500 square meters of corn and beans, with which he supports his children. Working as a bricklayer also meets this purpose. He gets up early and leaves his house at 5 a.m. He walks 40 minutes to his day job. Sometimes his children walk with him, but this is rare because they have to go to school. His brother, though, helps him with his work.

He has applied for a loan to buy sand, cement, iron, and sheet steel to build his house. After much sacrifice, he was recently able to buy the land on which he will build the house. For now, he and his family live with his brother. He wants to keep working hard so that he can make improvements to the house such as laying brick floors. He dreams of seeing his children educated and becoming professionals who work for the good of the community.
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José de 50 años, realizo sus estudios de primer grado, pero no pudo continuar por falta de recursos económicos y se tuvo que dedicar a poyar a sus padres al trabajo de la agricultura.

Él está acompañado, ha procreado 4 hijos con su compañera de vida, sus edades oscilan entre 14, 12,6 y 4 años de edad, 3 de estos se encuentran realizando sus estudios en el nivel básico en la escuelita de su comunidad. Él cuenta con el apoyo de su esposa. Pues ella hace ventas de antojitos tales como: yuca, enchiladas, pastelitos y otros. También, hace venta de cocteles de frutas y los vende a la entrada de la escuelita de su misma comunidad.

La agricultura es su trabajo principal, de donde obtiene el maíz y los frijoles. Además, realiza trabajos de albañilería, esto lo hace con los proyectos que ejecuta la alcaldía de su municipalidad.

Actualmente, posee 10,500 metros cuadrados de maíz y frijol, esto lo hace para darle el sustento a sus hijos; así como los trabajos de albañil que realiza son con el mismo propósito. Se levanta desde muy temprano y sale de su casa a las 5 de la mañana y le demora 40 minutos caminando, el poder llegar a al lugar donde realiza su jornada de trabajo en ocasiones sus hijos suelen acompañarle; pero debido a que asisten a la escuela son pocas las veces que lo hacen , pero cuenta con la ayuda de un hermano quien es el que le ayuda a realizar su trabajo.

Ssolicita el financiamiento con el propósito, de comprar materiales de la construcción tales como: arena, cemento, hierro y lamina. Para terminar la construcción de su casa, pues hace poco con mucho sacrificio logro adquirir un terreno, es ahí donde construirá su vivienda, pues por el momento él y su familia viven donde su hermano.

Sus deseos son, seguir trabajando muy fuertemente, para tener las condiciones que le permitan hacer mejoras en la construcción de su vivienda, como poner ladrillo en el piso.

El sueña con que sus hijos se preparen académicamente y sean unos profesionales de bien y al servicio de su comunidad.

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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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped José Rogelio to buy sand, cement, iron, and sheet steel to build his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 23, 2013
Listed
Nov 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014