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Martín is 74 years old. He has a spouse and eight children. He started working in agriculture at the age of 10. His father taught him so that he could help support the family. When he got together with his spouse he always continued working in agriculture, raising small farm animals, and raising cattle in small scale.

He buys pigs in the squares in nearby cities. He must walk to catch the bus that takes him to the street markets and it takes him 30 minutes to get there. Martín has experience in fattening up and selling pigs. The financing he’s asking from Fundación Campo is to buy six pedigree pigs, feed concentrate, vitamins and deparasitizer to fatten up the pigs.

With the investment he will increase the number of pigs to fatten up and increase his opportunities to sell them either in the community where he lives or in the towns. He hopes through his experience to obtain income because it’s a business that’s very well known by him. He hopes to improve his living conditions and to help his daughter continue with her studies with this income.
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El señor Martín tiene 74 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene ocho hijos. Desde los 10 años de edad, empezó a trabajar en la agricultura, fue su papá quien le enseño, para ayudar a mantener a la familia. Cuando él se acompaño con su pareja siempre continuo trabajando en la agricultura, con especies menores y ganado en pequeña escala.

Él compra los cerdos en las plazas de la ciudad más cercanas, debe caminar para abordar el autobús que lo conduce al tiangue y se tarda treinta minutos en llegar. Martín posee una experiencia en el engorde y venta de cerdos. El financiamiento que solicita a Fundación Campo es para comprar seis cerdos de raza, concentrado, vitaminas y desparacitantes para engordar los cerdos.

Con la inversión aumentara el número de cerdos, para engordarlos y tener más oportunidad de venderlos ya sea en la comunidad donde vive o en las plazas. Él espera por su experiencia obtener mejores ingresos económicos, pues es un negocio muy conocido por él. Con esos ingresos desea mejorar su condición de vida y ayudar a su hija a continuar con sus estudios.

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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 El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 719
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,095,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Martín to buy six pedigree pigs, feed, vitamins and deparasitizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 10, 2012
Apr 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013