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Salomón
Salomón is 44 years old and studied until Grade 5. He comments that it was very difficult to study as the financial conditions of his family at the time were not very good. He could not continue studying to get ahead in life. He is married. His wife does the housework and takes care of the 3 children aged, 9, 14 and 17, who are actually studying in school. He lives in his house with his wife and children only and they are the only people dependent on him.

Salomón is a farmer who grows basic grains (corn and beans). He was taught this at a very young age by his parents as it was the only form of work and income available at that time. So he became a farmer. Besides farming he raises livestock buying and selling cattle which is another source of revenue for the family. He has to walk 30 minutes to get to where he farms. He has the help of his children and wife to do the farming tasks.

Salomón will use the money from the loan to renovate his house, specifically the roof of his house. It is no longer in adequate condition to live under and with winter on it's way he is afraid that his possessions will get wet. He will purchase laminate and boards. This is a small project that he and his wife have to improve their house and allow them to have a higher quality of living, more secure and comfortable.

Salomón in the future wants to have a higher quality of living for his family, to live in a comfortable place and be able to renovate his house. He wants his children to continue to study so that one day they become professionals, finish their studies and their university life. All this he wants to accomplish with a lot of work and dedication together with his wife.
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Salomón de 44 años de edad, estudio hasta quinto grado, comenta que era muy difícil estudiar pues la las condiciones económicas que pasaba su familia no eran muy buenas, él no logro seguir estudiando para superarse en la vida, él es casado su esposa se dedica a los oficios domésticos en su vivienda y a cuidar de sus 3 hijos de las edades de 17 años, una niña de 14 y el ultimo de 9 años y que actualmente se encuentran estudiando en la escuela, en su vivienda solo vive junto a su esposa y sus hijos y que son las únicas personas que dependen de él.

Salomón se dedica a la agricultura en la siembra de granos básicos (maíz, frijol) desde que él estaba pequeño sus padres le inculcaron a aprender este trabajo como era la única alternativa de trabajo y de ingresos en aquellos tiempos, por eso se dedicaba a la agricultura. Aparte de dedicarse a la agricultura también se dedica a la ganadería en la compra y venta de ganado que es otra actividad que le genera ingresos económicos para su familia, él para llegar a su lugar de trabajo tiene que caminar 30 minutos a pie que también recibe el apoyo de sus hijos y esposa para realizar los trabajos agrícolas.

El financiamiento del préstamo lo utilizara, para la remodelación de su vivienda, específicamente lo que él remodelara en su vivienda es el techo, debido a que las condiciones que presenta no son las adecuadas para vivir y más aún que ya se acerca el invierno, tiene el miedo que se le moje sus pertenencias que tiene en su hogar, específicamente comprara laminas y también tablas, este pequeño proyecto de inversión es un deseo que tenían junto a su esposa de mejorar su casa y le permitirá tener una mejor calidad de vida para sus hijos y su esposa, más seguridad y confianza.

Salomón desea para el futuro tener una mejor calidad de vida para su familia, vivir cómodamente en un lugar poder remodelar su casa y que sus hijos sigan estudiando para que en el futuro sean personas profesionales y logren terminar sus estudios y sacar una carrera universitaria todo esto lo lograra con mucho esfuerzo y dedicación con su esposa.

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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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
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  • $26,218,050
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Salomón to buy laminate and boards to renovate the roof of his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 14, 2014
Listed
Mar 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2015