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Marcos Antonio
Marcos is 53 years old. He was able to finish his schooling up to the 5th grade. He has been married for 20 years and his wife sells fish. They live with their son who is in the 6th grade.

Marcos is a traditional fisherman. He was five years old when he began to work alongside his father. Ever since, he has practiced his trade and his wife helps him sell what he catches. His son also lends a hand in his spare time.

The loan will be used to purchase materials to make fishing nets because the ones he currently uses are deteriorating and he needs better equipment in order to do a better job.

He hopes to teach his son the family business, but he also wants his son to go to school so he can have a professional career. Marcos was unable to continue his own schooling and so he wants his son to be able to achieve this.
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Marcos tiene 53 años de edad, realizó sus estudios hasta el 5 grado de educación básica, está casado desde hace mas de 20 años y su esposa es comerciante de pescado, viven junto a un hijo quien está estudiando 6 grado.


Marcos es pescador artesanal, tenia 5 años de edad cuando comenzó a ir a trabajar con su padre en la pesca, desde entonces ese ha sido el negocio al se ha dedicado, y sus esposa le ayuda en la venta la mercadería que él trae del mar, además de su hijo que se involucra en los tiempos libres.

El préstamo será utilizado para comprar materiales para la elaboración de redes de pesca, pues las que tiene ya se le están deteriorando y necesita tener buen equipo de trabajo.


Él espera enseñarle bien el trabajo a su hijo, pero también quiere que su hijo se prepare académicamente y que logre sacar una carrera profesional, ya que él no lo pudo hacer y quiere que su hijo si lo logre.

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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
    Average annual income
  • 636
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  • $22,066,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,100 helped Marcos Antonio purchase materials to make fishing nets.
33% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 12, 2014
Listed
Jul 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A