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José Erasmo

Update on José Erasmo

José is 42 years old. He has been working in fishing for about 10 years, learning the trade from some friends. He was in agriculture but he saw the necessity of moving to another domicile where the only business is fishing.

One day he was overwhelmed because he had no way of feeding his family and just then some friends passed by who were going fishing and they invited him so he could learn. Later, through a lot of struggle, he asked for a loan to buy a used boat so he would have his own fishing equipment. In order to buy fishing supplies he has to walk for 10 minutes and then board a bus for 1-1/2 hours.

The loan that he is requesting from Fundación Camp, is to repair the inside of the boat as it is the only source of income and when it’s damaged he can’t work and food is in short supply at home.

His goal is to build his own home as the home he lives in is not his.
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José tiene 42 años de edad. Se dedica a la pesca artesanal desde hace unos 10 años, aprendió el oficio con unos amigos. Antes era agricultor; pero se vio en la necesidad de migrar a otro domicilio en donde el único oficio es la pesca. Un día estaba acobiado, porque no tenia como llevar el alimento a su familia y en ese momento pasaron unos amigos que iban a pescar y lo invitaron para que aprendiera. Luego, con mucho esfuerzo solicito un crédito para comprar una lancha usada y de esta manera poseer su equipo de pesca propio. Para comprar los insumos para la pesca debe caminar a pie diez minutos, para abordar un autobús durante una hora y media.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para reparar la parte interior de la lancha; ya que es única fuente de ingresos y cuando se le daña no trabaja y el alimento en su casa escasea. Su propósito, es construir su propia casa, ya que donde vive no es de él.

Previous Loan Details

José, 41, is married and has two children. He’s been fishing for ten years having learned from some friends who invited him to go to sea with them fishing. He used to work in agriculture and construction. He states that need has led him to learn many things in order to earn his livelihood and ... More from José Erasmo's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 701
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,661,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped José Erasmo to repair the inside of his boat as it is his only source of income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014