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Dimas Antonio
Dimas, 66, studied up to sixth grade. He's married and his wife works on the farm taking care of their laying hens. His oldest child works in the capital and his next one, a daughter, works for the city. The third one lives in the United States and the fourth one is currently a student in his second year of legal studies.

Dimas makes a living raising and selling laying hens. He also has a small metal shop where he fabricates doors, windows, and the like. He has sold chickens for 15 years. His parents always had poultry at home. Then he decided to go to an agroservice for technical advice about this job. On their advice he immediately bought 200 hens and because of his knowledge managed to keep them until they stopped laying. Then he got rid of them and bought another lot. He liked the work and has continued with it up to the present.

Before this job Dimas worked growing basic grains because of a lack of economic resources. The farm where he keeps his poultry is a kilometer from his house; he can't keep them closer because of hygiene issues. He gets there by car or bicycle or on foot. His wife helps him take care of the hens. He generally works from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Dimas will buy 40 quintals of concentrated feed with the loan. It will improve his quality of life because he'll buy the feed all at once and not have to travel frequently to the agroservice. The loan will improve his income and cover his family's basic necessities.

His dream is to continue working with poultry and expand his coops with more hens to generate more income. With his profits he wants to help his son finish his chosen educational program.
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Don Dimas de 66 años de edad, estudio sexto grado, es acompañado, su esposa trabaja cuidando la granja de las gallinas ponedoras que tienen. El primer hijo trabaja en la capital, la segunda hija trabaja en la alcaldía municipal, el tercero vive en Estados Unidos y el cuarto que actualmente está estudiando segundo año de Lic. En ciencias jurídicas.

Don Dimas, se dedica a la cría y explotación de aves ponedoras, también tiene un pequeño taller de estructuras metálicas, donde elabora puertas, ventanas, etc. Tiene 15 años de dedicarse a la explotación de aves, sus padres siempre mantenía aves en su casa, luego decidió ir a un agroservicio a pedir asesoría técnica sobre esta actividad; la cual le facilitaron. En seguida compro 200 pollas y con los conocimientos logro tenerlas hasta el final de la postura, luego las descarto y metió un nuevo lote, fue como le gusto la actividad y sigue trabajando en ello hasta la fecha.

Antes de esta actividad solo se dedicaba a la siembra de granos básicos, por la falta de recursos económicos. La granja donde están las aves esta a 1km de su casa; ya que por higiene no puede tenerlas más cerca de su casa y para llegar se moviliza a veces en el carro o en bicicleta o a pie, al cuido de las gallinas le ayuda su esposa. Generalmente trabaja de 7 am a 5 de la tarde.


Don Dimas con el financiamiento, comprara 40 quintales de concentrado. El crédito mejorara su calidad de vida, ya que comprar todo el concentrado y no estar viajando seguido al agroservicio e incurrir en más gastos de transporte. El crédito mejorara sus ingresos y cubrira así las necesidades básicas de su familia.

Su sueño es seguir trabajando con aves, ampliar sus galeras para meter más pollas, que le generen más ingresos y con sus ganancias ayudar a su hijo para que termine la carrera que a elegido.

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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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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,600 helped Dimas Antonio to buy concentrated feed.
58% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 20, 2013
Listed
Nov 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A