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Lucio
Señor Lucio is 61 years old, and lives with his wife and five children.

Don Lucio is a very hard-working man, who has been working since he was 8 years old. It was his father who first taught him how to work in pottery (making mud bricks, tiles, etc.) At the age of 25, Don Lucio married his current wife. Since then, he has supported his family by means of agriculture. Little by little, Don Lucio and his wife have been able to get a small piece of land which they cultivate. The land is located two and a half kilometers from their home, and can only be reached on foot by walking through narrow paths with thorn bushes. When it's harvest time, Don Lucio carries the corn on his shoulders along the paths to bring it back to his home. Then he brings the corn in a cart or on a bus to a village that's very close by, where he sells it. He makes all this effort out of love for his family, and in this way he is able to provide them with their daily bread.

Don Lucio gets up at 4 a.m. every day, and finishes working at 8:00 p.m. Every year, Don Lucio stores a part of his harvest in the granary, and uses it as starting material for the following year. For this reason, he doesn't need to buy seeds for sowing, although he still needs to buy fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.

To continue with his work, Don Lucio is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo for the purchase of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides for his corn crop, and also to purchase guaco chili plants. He wants to grow chili peppers on the land belonging to his home, so that he can earn some additional income from the sale of the chili peppers.

In regards to the benefits of the loan, Don Lucio states the following in his own words: "I will have daily food, I will have clothing for my family, I will have health and love in my household, with the satisfaction of knowing that the loan has helped me to achieve my goal and that Fundación Campo always helps the poorest people."

Don Lucio's desire is to improve his family's quality of life. He wants his children to see their parents as a good example. He wants his children to learn that with effort and dedication they can overcome any obstacle, as difficult as things may seem, and that the best way to earn a living is through work.
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El señor Lucio tiene 61 años de edad, vive con su esposa y sus 5 hijos.

Don Lucio es un hombre muy luchador que ha trabajado desde los 8 años de edad. Fue su padre quien le enseñó primeramente el oficio de la alfarería (elaboración de ladrillos de barro, tejas, etc). A la edad de 25 años de edad, Don Lucio contrae matrimonio con su actual esposa. Desde entonces él le lleva el sustento a su familia por medio de la agricultura. Fue así que poco a poco Don Lucio y su esposa han logrado tener un pedacito de tierra en donde cultivan. El terreno está ubicado a dos kilómetros y medio de su casa. Para llegar ahí solo lo pueden hacer a pie, caminando por veredas angostas en donde hay arbustos espinosos.Cuando ya tiene la cosecha, Don Lucio carga el maiz en su espalda para llevarlo hasta su casa, cruzando todas las veredas. Luego, él lleva el maiz en una carreta o en bus a venderlo en el pueblo más cercano. Todo este esfuerzo él lo hace con amor para su familia ya que es de esta forma como él puede llevarles el sustento diario. Don Lucio se levanta todos los días a las 4:00 de la mañana y termina a las 8:00 p.m. Cada año, Don Lucio almacena una parte de su cosecha en graneros y eso le sirve como materia prima para el siguiente año. Por esta razón, él no tiene que comprar la semilla para sembrar, aunque si tiene que comprar fertilizantes, herbicidas y pesticidas.

Para seguir trabajando, Don Lucio está solicitando un préstamo a Fundación Campo para la compra de fertilizantes, pesticidas y herbicidas para la cosecha de maíz; y también para la compra de árboles de chile guaco. El quiere sembrar chile en el terreno de su casa para así tener un ingreso adicional con la venta de los chiles.

Con respecto al beneficio del préstamo, Don Lucio manifiesta con sus propias palabras lo siguiente: “tendré el pan de cada día, tendré vestuario para mi familia, tendré salud y amor en el hogar por la satisfacción de que el préstamo ayudo a realizar mi objetivo y que Fundación Campo siempre ayuda al más pobre.”

El deseo de Don Lucio es mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia. El quiere que sus hijos tengan un buen ejemplo de sus padres. El quiere que sus hijos aprendan que con esfuerzo y dedicación se puede vencer cualquier obstáculo, por muy difícil que parezca, y que la mejor forma de ganarse la vida es trabajando.

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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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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 415
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,783,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lucio to buy agricultural supplies and guaco chili plants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 21, 2011
Listed
Sep 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013