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Edwin Alexander
Edwin, 20, is single living with his three brothers who are 18, 15 and 12 years old respectively since his mother died seven months ago and he’s responsible for them because he’s the oldest and his step-father remarried four months after his mother died which is why Edwin states that it’s his obligation to move his brothers forward. He comments that his dream is to work and to see his brothers grow.

He started working in agriculture with his step-father at the age of 8 and now that he’s been left alone he’s grateful to his step-father for having taught him the work. Edwin rises at 4:30am to prepare food for his brothers and then heads out to the place where he works for seven hours to then return home. To buy the supplies he needs, Edwin has to make a ten-minute walk to catch a bus that takes him to the city; the bus takes forty-five minutes to arrive.

The loan that Edwin is asking Fundación Campo for is to buy a bag of seeds, two bags of fertilizer and a liter of herbicide to plant 7,000 square meters of land. In this way he will be able to plant since winter has arrived and the soil is ready to be planted. In this way there will be corn for his food and also for the chickens he has.

Edwin wants to work very hard and to save because he comments that in the next few years if God grants him life he plans to plant more than he does at present. Besides, he’d like to get married and form his own family and to build his house.
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Edwin tiene 20 años de edad, es soltero, vive con sus tres hermanos varones de 18, 15 y 12 años de edad respectivamente, ya que su mamá falleció hace siete meses y él es el responsable de ellos por ser el mayor. Pues su padrastro ha los cuatro meses de fallecida la señora se volvió ha casar. Por lo que Edwin manifiesta que es su obligación sacar adelante a sus hermanos. Él comenta que su sueño es trabajar y ver crecer a sus hermanos. Desde los ocho años de edad él empezó a trabajar con su padrastro en la agricultura, hoy que ha quedado solo agradece a su padrastro por haberle enseñado el trabajo. Edwin se levanta a las 4:30 a.m. ha preparar la comida de sus hermanos, luego se dirige al lugar donde trabaja durante siete horas para luego regresar a su casa.

Para comprar los insumos que necesita, Edwin debe caminar durante diez minutos para abordar un autobús que lo conduce a la ciudad, el autobús tarda cuarenta y cinco minutos en llegar.

El préstamo que esta solicitando Edwin a Fundacion Campo, es para comprar una bolsa de semilla, dos sacos de fertilizantes, un litro de herbicidas para sembrar 7,000 metros cuadrados de tierra. De esta forma él podrá sembrar ya que el invierno ya llego y la tierra esta lista para la siembra. Así habrá maíz para su comida y también para los pollos que tiene.

Edwin desea trabajar muy fuerte y ahorrar, pues él comenta que en los próximos años si Dios le da vida planea sembrar más de lo que hace hoy en día. Además, desea casarse y formar su propia familia, construir su casa.

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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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
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  • $26,152,225
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Edwin Alexander to buy farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 21, 2012
Listed
Jun 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 18, 2013