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Rene is 56 years old. He lives with his wife and two children, one who is studying at Secondary School and the other helps with the housework. His wife does domestic work.

Rene has been a bricklayer for the past 20 years something he learned working as an assistant at work sites. This loan will help him so that he can buy material to construct a kitchen behind his house. He needs to buy stone, re-bar, sand, brick etc.

His dream is to see his children graduate from high school and go on to study at university.
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Rene tiene 56 años de edad, actualmente vive con su esposa que se dedica a los oficios domésticos, y con sus 2 hijos de los cuales uno estudia bachillerato y el orto ayuda a los trabajos de la casa.
Rene se dedica a la albañilería desde hace 20 años, oficio que aprendió viendo y como ayudante de obra. Ademas de construir también cultiva granos básicos como: maíz y frijol.
Con el préstamo se le estará ayudando, para que pueda comprar material para construir una cocina detrás de su casa, ya que necesitará comprar piedra, hierro, arena, ladrillo, etc.
Su sueño es ver a sus hijos graduarse de bachiller y además darles una carrera universitaria.

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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.


About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 664
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rene to buy material to build a kitchen behind his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2014
Apr 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015