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Félix Alberto
Félix is a 33 year old man. He went to school through the 9th grade. The reason why he couldn't keep going to school is because at that time there was no high school in that town. That was when he started to work in farming with his father. After time he worked with a friend of his father's who had an auto-mechanic's workshop. He started to discover his ability in the area of bodywork and painting. He acquired experience and since then he started to work in that shop as a painter.

He has a family which is made up of his wife, who is a housewife, and three children, two girls and a boy. Two of them are in school, a 13 year old girl in 7th grade, and a 10 year old boy in 4th grade.

He has worked as a painter in the shop for 11 years. He works Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The money will be used to finish harvesting the last crops and to make a small repair on the roof of his house. In this way he will secure his crops in his house and be able to offer a more comfortable place to his family.

Felix plans for his and his children's futures are to work hard to give them an education until they can graduate from college. He is also planning on going off on his own and having his own bodywork and paint shop so that he can earn more income and be able to fulfill the household needs more comfortably.
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Félix es una persona de 33 años de edad, realizo sus estudios hasta 9° grado, el motivo por el cual no pudo continuar con sus estudios de educación media, es porque en esa época no existía el nivel de bachillerato en ese municipio y desde entonces él comenzó a trabajar en la agricultura con su padre, luego con el tiempo trabajo con un amigo de su papá que tenia un taller de mecánica automotriz, trabajo en el taller de mecánica y fue comenzando a descubrir su habilidad para la rama de enderezado y pintura, fue adquiriendo experiencia y desde entonces trabaja en ese taller como pintor.

Él tiene un familia que esta conformada por su esposa, que se dedica a los oficios domésticos de su casa y también tiene tres hijos dos niñas y un barón, dos están en la escuela, la niña esta a un nivel de 7°grado de 13 años de edad, y el barón esta en 4°grado que tiene 10 años de edad.


Él se dedica a la prestación de servicios como pintor en un taller, desde hace 11 años, trabaja de lunes a sábado, en horarios de 8:00 am a 4:00 pm.


El dinero sera utilizado, para terminar de recoger las cosechas postreras, y para hacer un pequeño arreglo en en la infraestructura del techo de su casa, de esta forma asegurara sus cosechas en su casa y podrá ofrecer un lugar mas acogedor a su familia.


Las proyecciones que tiene Felix, para su futuro y eé de sus hijos son los de trabajar arduo para dar el estudio a sus hijos, hasta que logren ser unos profesionales. También piensa en independizarse y tener su propio taller de enderezado y pintura de forma que tendrá un mejor ingreso económico y podrá suplir de una manera mas cómoda las necesidades de su hogar.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of a CrediCampo project to help rural farmers living in extreme poverty plant basic grains to feed their families. Excess product is sold on the local market. These loans are smaller than the typical loans offered by this field partner, and guarantee requirements are also reduced. Individuals who receive this type of loan also get access to technical assistance, information on good environmental practices and increased access to farm inputs like fertilizer. This is considered a high risk loan due to the population and loan purpose, and CrediCampo is one of the very few institutions in El Salvador willing to working with these farmers.

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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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 696
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  • $24,309,200
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Félix Alberto to finish harvesting the last crops and to make a small repair in the infrastructure of the roof in his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 17, 2013
Listed
Jan 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014