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Àndres Abelino
Andrés is 44 and studied up to second form. He was not able to go further because there were many obstacles and he needed to help his father at work. He lives with his partner, who has the same level of education. She is a housewife, and together they have three children. The youngest is 8 and is in third form at the local school. The middle child, a girl, is 13 and is in eighth form. She has to attend school in the main town of the region, since there is no eighth form in the village where they live. The oldest is 15; he does not go to school anymore because he was bullied and instead decided to help his father at work in order to improve the family's income. Andrés has been a fisherman since he was 10 years old and learned the trade from his father, who was able to support André and his brother thanks to the proceeds from his fishing, a tradition Andrés now continues. Andrés is also a farmer: he grows 3,500 square metres of sweetcorn, which enable him to feed his family. They live very close to the sea, since their house is practically on the beach. This is convenient because it means he does not have to travel very far to go to work. He goes to sea with his son either during the day or at night, depending on the tide. He will use the loan to buy a more powerful boat and engine from a friend. Andrés already has some money of his own, which he saved towards this purchase. His goal is to expand his business, since he wants to bring in more fish. He would be able to lend the boat to someone else and, thanks to this small fleet, increase his income in order to give his family a better life.
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Andrés de 44 años de edad vive, realizo sus estudios hasta segundo grado, ya que existían muchas limitantes para seguir estudiando y tenía que ayudarle a trabajar a su padre. Actualmente, está acompañado, su compañera de vida estudio hasta segundo grado también. Ella se dedica a realizar los oficios domésticos del hogar, tienen 3 hijos, un niño de ocho años que actualmente está estudiando tercer grado en la escuela de la comunidad, una niña de 13 años de edad que está cursando octavo grado, ella asiste a una escuela que está ubicada en el municipio ya que en la escuela de la comunidad no hay grado para ella. El otro niño tiene 15 años, él dejo de asistir a la escuela menciona que otros niños lo molestaban y decidió ayudarle a trabajar a su padre para mejorar los ingresos en la familia.
Andrés se dedica a la pesca desde que tenis 10 años de edad, fue el trabajo que su padre desempeñaba, con el cual ayudo a crecer a él y a sus hermanos y que hoy en día él sigue desarrollando para brindarle lo necesario a su familia. Andrés también se dedica a la agricultura, cultivando 3,500 metros cuadrados de maíz, la cual le permite obtener los granos necesarios para su familia. El mar les queda muy cerca, ya que su casa está a pocos metros de distancia de la playa, la cual les permite acceder muy fácilmente a sus labores. Él y su hijo realizan la actividad de pesca en el día o en la noche según como este el movimiento de la marea como el menciona.
El dinero lo utilizara, para la compra de una lancha y motor que un amigo le vende la cual es más grande y potente que la que tiene, él ya tiene un poco de ese dinero que necesita ya que ha ahorrado de sus ganancias. Su visión es ampliar su negocio, ya que esto le permitiría pescar un poco más y la otra lancha poder dársela a alguien más y obtener otro ingreso más en el negocio de la pesca para darle una mejor vida a su familia.

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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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  • $4,900
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped Àndres Abelino to buy a boat and an engine.
45% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 7, 2014
Listed
Jan 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A