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Edgar Alexander
Edgar is 42 years old, married with one child. He learned the construction trade when he was 20 years old, with his father-in-law when he was his assistant in all of his work. Edgar studied until the ninth grade, and seeing that he could not get a better job than as a construction assistant, where he earned very little, and recognizing the need to support his family, he decided to learn to work as a construction worker himself and earn a little more. Now, each time that he gets a job, he employs others as assistants and transports them in his pick-up truck, as sometimes the jobs are very far from home.

The loan that he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to purchase 50 yards of mesh fencing, 150 tubes, and other construction materials to build a wall around his home (he has already started building it). This will provide him and his family with more security inside their home. Because he leaves for work and his family stays home alone, building this wall will leave him feeling more comfortable that nothing will happen to his family.

He is planning to save up to build another house, so that his family can expand in the future and can live very comfortably with enough space.
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Edgar tiene 42 años de edad, es casado y tiene un hijo. Aprendió el oficio de albañil desde que tenia 20 años, junto con su suegro ya que lo andaba como ayudante en todos los trabajos que hacia. Edgar estudio hasta noveno grado, y al ver que no podía conseguir un mejor empleo que el de ayudante de albañil, donde ganaba muy poco y viendo la necesidad de mantener a su familia; se decidió por aprender a trabajar como albañil, ya que así ganaría un poco mas, en la actualidad cada vez que le sale un trabajo, le da empleo a otras personas como ayudantes y también los transporta en su pick up, ya que a veces le salen trabajos bien retirados de casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 50 yardas de maya ciclón, 150 tubos y para compra de otros materiales de construcción para construir un muro perímetral en su casa ( ya tiene empezada una parte ), esto le dará mas seguridad a él y a su familia dentro de su casa; debido a que sale a trabajar y su familia queda sola y al construir su muro estará mas tranquilo de que a su familia no le pasara nada.

Planea ahorrar para construir otra casa, para que mas adelante que su familia incremente, puedan vivir muy cómodos y con suficiente espacio.

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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
  • 420
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,306,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,200 helped Edgar Alexander to purchase 50 yards of mesh fencing, 150 tubes, and other construction materials to build a wall around his house.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 14, 2013