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José Gabriel
José is 57 years old, married, and has five children (three daughters and two sons). All of his children are grown. Since the age of 10, José has worked in the agricultural trade, growing corn, beans, and sorghum. His father was the one who taught him this trade and now José is passing his knowledge on to his two sons.

The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo will be used to buy wood, tiles, and adobe so that he can build his house. The house where he is currently resides does not have appropriate living conditions since it is built from laminate and scrap material. José wants to provide a decent home for his family. He also wants to continue working in agriculture so that he can provide the food that his family needs. Accomplishing these two feats would make him feel proud.

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José tiene 57 años de edad, es casado y tiene cinco hijos (tres mujeres y dos hombres), todos mayores de edad. Desde la edad de los diez años, él a trabajado en la agricultura sembrando maíz, fríjol y maicillo, su padre fue quien le enseño y este a su vez le ha enseñado a sus dos hijos varones.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar madera, teja y adobe para construir su casa; debido a que la casa en la que están viviendo no reúne las condiciones apropiadas para vivir, pues esta construida de lamina y sácate. Él desea proporcionara su familia una vivienda digna y continuar trabajando en la agricultura para obtener el alimento que necesita su familia y que ellos se sientan orgullosos de él.

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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
  • 362
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,223,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped José Gabriel to buy wood, tiles, and adobe for building his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014