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Delvin Elías
Delvin is 29 years old and has two small children who are not yet old enough to go to school. His wife works in the home, and also raises backyard birds, with which she earns some income to help her husband with the household expenses. There are only 4 people living in the house: the couple and their two children. No one else depends on him. Delvin's business is selling fresh fish, which he catches in a lagoon close to where he lives. He supports his family with this activity, which he has been doing for 10 years. This is the best source of income in the area where he lives, so he learned how to do all the activities that are necessary for fishing starting when he was 10 years old. He went out with his friends and his father to fish in the lagoon, and grew up fishing. This was why when it came time to support his family he decided to devote himself fully to this activity. Although his main activity has always been fishing, he also grows basic grains, but only for personal consumption. The lagoon where he catches fish is 2 kilometers from his house, which is quite close. Only his brother works with him. He works at this activity 4 days a week, going out at 5 in the afternoon and returning the following afternoon with the fish. Sometimes he also goes out in the early morning due to certain conditions that make his work difficult. The money from this loan will be used to buy a net, which is being sold at an acceptable price, and also to improve the ones that he already has. He would also like to make improvements to the roof of his house to provide better conditions for his family. One of the main dreams of the client is to grow his fishing business and have better opportunities to sell his products in the national market. He would also like to see his children become professionals in the future, and one of his goals is to help them as much as he can so that they grow up in better conditions.
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Delvin de 29 años de edad, tiene dos hijos pequeños, de los cuales ninguno estudia por la edad; su esposa se dedica solo a los oficios domésticos de la casa y a la crianza de aves de traspatio, de los cuales tiene sus ingresos y ayuda a su esposo en los gastos de la alimentación. En la casa solo viven 4 personas, la pareja y sus dos hijos no existe nadie más que dependa de él.


El negocio de Delvin es, la venta de pescado fresco, porque se dedica a la pesca en laguna muy cerca de donde vive, y es de donde obtiene los ingresos para el sustento de su familia, este trabajo lo realiza desde hace unos 10 años, por ser la única fuente de ingreso más fuerte que se tiene en la zona donde vive y todas las actividades que son necesarias para la pesca las aprendió desde que tenía 10 años de edad, salía en compañía de sus amigos y su padre a pescar a la laguna y ha crecido en la pesca, y es por eso que al momento de hacer su familia decidió dedicarse de lleno a esta actividad.

Siempre la actividad más fuerte ha sido la pesca, aunque también cultiva granos básicos; pero solo para el consumo personal. La laguna donde extrae el pescado está a 2 kilómetros de su casa bastante cerca y de la familia solo su hermano que trabaja junto con él y esta actividades las realiza 4 días a la semana salen a las 5 de la tarde y regresan hasta el siguiente día por la tarde, ya con el pescado. Aunque también en ocasiones sale por la madrugada a pesar de muchas condiciones que a veces le dificultan su trabajo.


El dinero de este préstamo, será destinado para comprar una red, que le venden a un precio aceptable y también estará mejorando las que ya tiene, aunque también espera realizar mejoras a su vivienda en la parte del techo para dar mejores condiciones a su familia.

Uno de los sueños más principales que tiene el cliente es crecer en el negocio de la pesca, tener mejores oportunidades de vender sus productos, en el mercado nacional y también ver a sus hijos como profesionales en el futuro y una de las metas es ayudarle en todo lo que se pueda para que se desarrollen en las mejores condiciones.




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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.

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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Delvin Elías to buy a fishing net and to repair the roof of his house.
41% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 10, 2014
Listed
Feb 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A