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Edwin Alexander
Edwin is 31 years old and single. He started working in agriculture when he was seven years old as his parents were very poor and so had to teach their children to work. Edwin currently lives with his parents. He gets up very early each morning in order to milk his cows. He has a cup of coffee and then takes the cows to a plot of land which is a 30 minute walk from his home. He makes the most of this trip and works there for seven hours. At 1.00pm, he returns home to rest a while, then goes back to bring his cows home. He says that wants to work so that the members of his household don't want for anything.

In order to buy the supplies he needs, Edwin must take a bus to the city. He has to walk downhill for 25 minutes then catch the bus that will take him to the city. The bus journey takes 50 minutes each way.

Edwin is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to buy a bag of seed, two sacks of fertilizer and one liter of herbicides. He will use the rest to pay for laborers and use of a tractor. This will enable him to sow his crops as he managed to put together the money he needed to pay for the rental of his land but didn't have enough left to buy supplies. This is why he requested the loan. He is very grateful to Fundación Campo for their support because without the money he couldn't sow his crops. If he couldn't sow his crops, he wouldn't be have enough food to feed his family, let alone enough to sell.

Edwin would like to work very hard and save because he dreams of finding a wife and starting his own family. He would also like to build his own home as he currently lives with his parents.
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Edwin tiene 31 años de edad, es soltero. Él inicio a trabajar en la agricultura desde la edad de los siete años, debido a que sus padres eran muy pobres, por lo que tenían que enseñarles a sus hijos a trabajar. Actualmente vive son sus padres, Edwin se levanta muy temprano a ordeñar las vacas, luego se toma una taza de café, para ir a dejar sus vacas al terreno que esta a treinta minutos de su casa a pie y aprovecha quedarse trabajando ahí durante siete horas. A la 1:00 p.m. regresa a la casa a descansar un momento, luego debe regresar a traer las vacas al terreno. Él manifiesta que su deseo es trabajar para que no falte nada en el hogar.

Para comprar los insumos que necesita, Edwin debe abordar un autobús que lo conduce a la ciudad teniendo que bajar una colina y tarda unos veinticinco minutos, para luego abordar el autobús que lo conduce al pueblo, el autobús tarda unos cincuenta minutos para llegar y luego de regreso.

El préstamo que esta solicitando Edwin a Fundacion Campo, es para comprar una bolsa de semilla, dos sacos de fertilizantes, un litro de herbicidas y la otra parte para pago de mano de obra y de tractor. De esta forma él podrá sembrar ya que logro reunir el dinero para pagar el alquiler de la tierra, pero no le alcanza para comprar los insumos por eso solicito el crédito y esta muy agradecido con la Fundación por el apoyo, ya que sin el dinero no puede sembrar y sino siembra no tendrá para el sustento de su familia mucho menos para vender.

Edwin desea trabajar muy fuerte y ahorrar, pues sueña encontrar una esposa y tener su propia familia, además desea construir su casa, debido a que vive con sus padres.

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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
  • 615
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  • $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 Edwin Alexander to buy a bag of seed, two sacks of fertilizer and one liter of herbicides. He will also pay for laborers and a tractor to prepare his land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 25, 2012
Listed
Jun 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013