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Luís Alonso
Luís is 36 years old, married, and has two children. He has been working in various agricultural and masonry jobs for years. He learned those trades from his father. He, his wife, and their children live in a house constructed of metal sheets.

He gets up at 4:30 a.m. to go to work as a laborer until 7:30 a.m. Then he goes to work as a mason from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. He buys materials in a city that is one hour away by bus.

He is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to build a containment wall for his house, to avoid the continued erosion of the land. This way, he will rest assured that his family and his home are not in any danger. He also plans to build a brick house, since the one he lives in is made of metal sheets and is not safe.
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Luís tiene 36 años de edad, es casado y tiene dos hijos. Se dedica desde hace varios años a realizar trabajos agrícolas y a la albañilería estos oficios los aprendió de sus padres. Él, su esposa y sus hijos viven en una casa construida de lámina.

Se levanta a las 4:30 a.m. para salir a trabajar de jornalero hasta las 7:30 a.m. luego se dirige a trabajar como albañil desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 5:00 p.m. los materiales los compra en una ciudad que esta a una hora en autobús.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para construir un muro de contención en su vivienda, para evitar que el terreno se siga erosionando. Así, él estará más tranquilo que su familia y su vivienda ya no corran peligro. Él planea construir una vivienda de ladrillo, debido a que en la que vive es de lámina y no es segura.

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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.

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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
  • 576
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,742,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Luís Alonso to build a containment wall for his home, to avoid continued erosion of the land.
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Aug 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 3, 2012