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Elbis Israel
Elbis is 44 years old and lives with his wife and three children.

He entertains at religious events in churches in nearby communities. He has provided this service, which he learned from a cousin, for eight years. He had bought various musical instruments for which he needed a means of transport. For this reason he requested a prior loan from Fundación Campo to buy a minibus. He repaid that loan very punctually.

Currently, Elbis is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to build a garage in which to keep his minibus, since at night he leaves it in the open and it runs the risk of being stolen. With the loan, Elbis would insure that his minibus is safe, since he earns his daily living with it for his family. He would not have to keep checking on the minibus throughout the night to make sure it was safe.

Elbis hopes that his children will be professionals and he hopes to send them to school with income earned from the minibus. He also hopes to able to buy another newer one.
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Don Elbis tiene 44 años de edad, vive junto a su esposa y sus tres hijos.

Él se dedica a amenizar eventos religiosos en las iglesias de las comunidades cercanas.Desde hace 8 años se dedica a este oficio, el cual aprendió de un primo. El ha comprado varios instrumentos musicales, para lo cual necesitaba un medio de transporte. Por este motivo solicitó un préstamo a Fundación Campo para comprar un microbús. Éste préstamo lo pagó de forma muy puntual.

Actualmente don Elbis solicita un préstamo a Fundación Campo para construir un garaje para guardar su microbús, ya que en la noche él lo deja a la intemperie y corre el riesgo que se lo puedan robar. Con el préstamo don Elbis estaría asegurando que su microbús este seguro, ya que a través de el se gana el sustento diario para su familia. De igual manera el no tendría que estar vigilando el microbus por las noches para que no le pasa nada.

Don Elbis espera que sus hijos sean unos profesionales, y espera con los ingresos que deje el microbús enviarlos a la escuela y poder comprar otro de año mas reciente.

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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

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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 472
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,326,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Elbis Israel to build a garage to keep his minibus in.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012