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José Leonel
Leonel, 26, is married and has two children. He’s spent his entire life farming corn, beans and sorghum. His father taught him how to work the soil since they are humble, responsible people with good values and principles. In order to buy his farming supplies he must travel from his community to the city on an 18 kilometer bus trip.

Leonel is asking Fundación Campo for a loan to buy roofing tile and metal sheeting to improve his house because during the rainy season his house gets wet and they have problems. This way he will be able to provide his family with more safety so that they will feel good and be able to live more peacefully.

Leonel intends in a few years to build his house out of adobe because it’s currently made of “bahareque” (sticks interlaced with mud) and he wants to give his family a better quality of life.
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El señor Leonel tiene 26 años de edad, es casado con dos hijos.

Él se ha dedicado toda su vida a la agricultura a sembrar maíz, fríjol y maicillo. Su papá fue quien le enseño a trabajar en la tierra ya que son personas humildes, responsables con valores y principios. Para comprar los insumos agrícolas se debe trasladar desde su comunidad hasta la ciudad viajando en autobús por 18 kilómetros.

Don Leonel esta solicitando un préstamo a Fundación Campo, para comprar teja y lamina para mejorar su casa, ya que en época de lluvia se moja su casa y tienen problemas, de esta manera el podrá brindarle a su familia seguridad y que ellos se sientan bien y puedan vivir mas tranquilos.

Don Leonel tiene pensado que en unos años el construirá su casa de adobe, por que actualmente vive en una casa de bahareque y él desea dar a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 582
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped José Leonel to buy roofing tile and metal sheeting for his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012