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Heriberto
Sr. Heriberto is 31 years old, married, and has four children. He has engaged in farm work from a very young age since he was the oldest of his siblings and had to help his father. When he got married at the age of 18, he was already cultivating a plot of land that measured 14,000 square meters and was also responsible for another 21,000 square meters of land for growing corn.


His farming supplies are purchased in a city that is 10 kilometers from his home. He must pay a courier to have the supplies transported to his house. Afterwards, he uses a wheelbarrow to carry the products to where his crops are located, which is 1.5 kilometers from his house.


The loan Heriberto is requesting will be used to buy compost, seeds, and fertilizers so that he can prepare his land for planting. With this investment, he will have available funds for growing his crops, which represent income for his entire family. Heriberto wants to build a new home so that he can provide his children a better quality of life.

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El señor Heriberto tiene 31 años de edad es casado y tiene cuatro hijos. Desde muy pequeño sea dedicado a realizar trabajos agrícolas, pues él era el mayor de sus hermanos y tenia que ayudarle a su papá. Cuando él se caso a los 18 años ya trabajaba cultivando de 14,000 metros cuadrados a 21,000 metros cuadrados de maíz.

Los insumos agrícolas, los compra en una ciudad que esta a 10 kilómetros de su vivienda, luego tiene que pagar un vehiculo para transportarlos a su casa y después los traslada en una carreta hasta el lugar donde tiene los cultivos que esta a un kilómetro y medio de su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando don Heriberto es para comprar abono, semilla, fertilizantes y para preparar la tierra para la siembra. Con la inversión dispondrá del dinero para realizar sus cultivos que representa la fuente de ingresos para toda su familia. Él desea construir una nueva vivienda para brindarles una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos.

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 644
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,043,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Heriberto to buy compost, seeds, and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 7, 2012
Listed
May 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013