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Carlos Leonel
Carlos is 38 years old and studied until the 9th grade. He wasn't able to continue to study after that because high school didn't exist at the time. He then began to work in agriculture and construction with his father. Later, with time, he became independent and began to do his own work building houses and doing remodelling.

Carlos's family is made up of his wife, who works selling products from a catalogue, and their four children. They have two boys who are in the United States and the other two children are with them. One of the children that lives with them goes to school, which is close to their home, and the little one stays with his mother.

Carlos has been building and remodelling homes for 14 years. He learned this trade from his father, who taught him. In his free time, Carlos works in agriculture, growing beans and corn.

He is requesting this loan from Fundación Campo in order to buy materials to finish a part of his house - the roof of the garage. This will improve things a lot, because he will be able to sell the house and have a better income in this way.

Carlos plans to start his own business in his village, and hopes that his children finish their studies.
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Carlos de 38 años de edad, sus estudios los realizo hasta 9° grado, el motivo por el cual, no pudo seguir estudiando; es por que en ese tiempo no existía el nivel de bachillerato, desde entonce comenzó a trabajar en la agricultura y en la albañilería con su padre; luego con el tiempo se independizo realizando su propio trabajo de construir casas y de remodelación.

Su familia esta conformada, por su esposa que se dedica a la venta de productos por catalogo y han procreado 4 hijos; dos varones que se encuentran en los estados unidos y los otros dos están con ellos, uno de los que están con ellos, estudia en la escuela, que esta cerca escuela, el pequeño pasa con su mamá.


En la construcción de viviendas y remodelación de las mismas, lo viene realizando desde hace 14 años; oficio que aprendió por parte de su padre, quien le enseño y en su tiempo libre trabaja en la agricultura en la siembra del frijol y del maíz.


El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar materiales para terminar una parte de la casa que es el techo de la cochera. Con esto mejorara en mucho, porque así podrá vender la casa y tener un mejor ingreso.

Carlos piensa en instalar un negocio propio en el pueblo y que los niños terminen sus estudios

Additional Information

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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 743
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,510,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carlos Leonel to buy materials to finish building the roof of his garage.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2013
Listed
Nov 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014