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Carlos, 68, studied until the 7th grade. He is married and his wife is engaged in household chores. They are the parents of 4 children of which 3 work with him. He also lives with his grandchildren.

Carlos earns his living in agriculture and raising livestock which he has done for 40 years. He learned this work from his father. He is also a day laborer who works a half an hour from his home with his son.

This loan will be used to improve his home since the house is in poor condition. He will buy wooden beams and shingles to fix the roof.
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Carlos de 68 años de edad, estudio hasta 7° grado, es acompañado, su pareja se dedica a los oficios domésticos, son padres de 4 hijos, de los cuales 3 trabajan con él, también viven sus nietos.

Carlos se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 40 años y a la ganadería, el trabajo lo aprendió por su padre. También se dedica a jornalero, el trabajo le queda a media hora de su casa viaja a pie, con él se involucra su hijo.

El préstamo lo utilizara, para mejorar su vivienda, ya que la casa se encuentra en malas condiciones, comprara polines y lamina para arreglar el techo.

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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.


About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 746
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,054,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carlos to purchase wooden beams and shingles to fix his roof and improve his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2013
Nov 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015