He has his own tile making business and much experience in this activity. He used to be a farmer and cultivate the land but it was not very profitable so he decided to sell tiles. His father was the one who taught him the manufacturing technique and he also helps in the process. The local people in the canton where Samuel lives are mainly involved in tile production as their main activity, followed by agriculture. They work Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Samuel needs a loan to buy materials to make tiles (white dirt, firewood, clay and straw) since it is the season with the highest demand and he needs to invest more in order to earn more income.
His dream is to have his own house and expand his business, prioritizing expenses so he can save and, in the short-term, realize his dream for his wife and himself.
Él trabaja en una tejera, este es un negocio propio, tiene gran experiencia en la actividad, anteriormente se dedicaba a cultivar la tierra , pero al no ser tan rentable esta labor, decidió orientarse mas a la venta de teja. Su padre fue quien le enseño la técnica de elaboración y es el quien le ayuda en el proceso. El cantón donde vive Samuel, los pobladores tienen la elaboración de teja como actividad principal y luego sigue la agricultura. Trabajan de lunes a sábado de 7:00am a 4:00pm.
El préstamo lo necesita para la compra de materiales para la elaboración de teja( tierra blanca, leña, barro y zacate), ya que esta es la época donde hay mayor demanda y necesita invertir mas para aprovechar la oportunidad de percibir mejores ingresos.
Su sueño es poder tener su propia casa y lo planea lograr ampliando su negocio, priorizando gastos para ir ahorrando y en un corto plazo hacer realidad el sueño de sus esposa y el.
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This loan is part of a project to help young men and women in El Salvador (under age 26) launch their own businesses. The field partner is reducing the guarantee for these individuals, who normally would not have access to loans due to their lack of experience. Unemployment for young people is high in El Salvador, a fact that motivates many of them to leave the country instead of searching for work. Aside from access to financing, clients will also be grouped together according to their business types to receive training from CrediCampo's social development unit, and to share advice and support with one another.
About CrediCampoThis 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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