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Carlos
Sr. Carlos is 54 years old, married, and has three children.


He has been farming since he was 11 years old. His grandfather was the person who taught him how to work since his father died when he was barely two years old. When he turned 20, Don Carlos learned two trades: carpentry and making corn silos for storing cattle feed. He grows corn every year since this is how he earns his livelihood. At the moment, he is growing corn and beans. He wakes up every day at 4am so that he can work and take care of his crops so that they will be free of pests and produce good output.


Don Carlos needs supplies so that his crops can develop. He travels to the city in search of these supplies. In order to get there, he must walk from his community to a town in order to get aboard a bus.


He is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo in order to buy compost, fertilizers, and a pump sprayer so that he can fumigate against pests so that his crops can develop. This is already an urgent need. By receiving his loan on time, he will not lose his harvest. As a result of producing his crops, Carlos is able to sustain his household and teach his son how to earn a daily living for his family.


Don Carlos hopes to give his wife and children everything they need for their old age and their children’s education so that they will be good members of society and the community where they live.

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El señor Carlos tiene 54 años de edad, es casado con tres hijos.

Él se dedica a la agricultura desde los once años de edad, su abuelo fue quien le enseño a trabajar, ya que su papá murió cuando él a penas tenia dos años. A la edad de veinte años aprendió dos oficios: la carpintería y la elaboración de silos de maíz, para alimentar el ganado. Don Carlos todos los años siembra maíz, ya que es su medio de subsistencia. En este momento él tiene sembrado maíz y fríjol, todos los días se levanta a las 4:00 a.m. de la mañana a trabajar y cuidar sus cultivos, librándolos de plagas para que den buenos frutos.

Don Carlos necesita de insumos, para que sus cultivos se puedan desarrollar, por lo que se traslada a la ciudad en busca de ellos, para llegar ahí tiene que caminar de su comunidad hasta un pueblo donde aborda un bus.

Él solicita un préstamo a Fundación Campo, para comprar abono, fertilizantes y una bomba para fumigar contra las plagas, para el desarrollo de sus frutos, ya que actualmente lo necesitan urgentemente. Con el préstamo el saldrá a tiempo para no perder los frutos, ya que a través de ellos, él lleva el sustento a su hogar y le enseña a su hijo como llevar el pan de cada día a su familia.

Don Carlos, espera poder darles a su esposa e hijos todo lo necesario antes de que envejezca y que sus hijos estudien y sean personas de bien a la sociedad y a la comunidad a la que pertenecen.

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.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 617
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,145,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Carlos to buy farming supplies such as compost, fertilizers, and a pump sprayer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 8, 2011
Listed
Oct 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 16, 2012