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Rufino
Rufino is 46 years old, married and has three children. He has been a tractor driver since he was 18 years old. He went to Guatemala, being there, working as a day laborer and learning to drive an agricultural tractor for many bosses. Agriculture is work he inherited from his parents, and after they returned to Guatemala he began with his own work, as before he worked together with his family.

Rufino buys all his agricultural supplies in a city in the east of the country, although he comments that this year he will take advantage of the opportunity of the agricultural package provided by the government of the country to reduce expenses.

The loan that he is applying for through Fundacion Campo, is to buy agricultural supplies in order to plant 28,000 square meters of sorghum and 3,500 square meters of corn. He also rents land to other people. Currently he is unemployed and a big opportunity has come along because of the rains in order to plant and later grind the grass in order to later sell it. In this way his income will improve substantially, as hay sold in times of shortages for the livestock. He would like to work with his own livestock, because he has worked long enough with other people’s and now would like to do it with his own.
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El señor Rufino tiene 46 años de edad, es casado y tiene tres hijos. Él es tractorista desde que tenía 18 años de edad, viajo a Guatemala, estando allá, trabajo como jornalero y aprendió a manejar el tractor agrícola, cuando cumplió los 20 años regreso a El Salvador y trabajo como tractorista para muchos jefes. La agricultura es un oficio que heredo de sus padres, después que se regreso a Guatemala comenzó a trabajar propio, debido a que antes trabaja en conjunto con su familia.

Don Rufino compra todos sus insumos agrícolas en una ciudad del oriente del país, aunque comenta que este año aprovechara la oportunidad del paquete agrícola proporcionado por el gobierno del país para disminuir el gasto.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundacion Campo, es para comprar los insumos agrícolas para sembrar 28,000 metros cuadrados de maicillo y 3,500 metros cuadrados de maíz. Él también se dedica a alquilar terrenos a otras personas. Por el momento los tiene desocupados y presenta una gran oportunidad ya que con las lluvias aprovechara para sembrar y luego moler el zacate para después venderlo. Así sus ingresos mejoran sustancialmente, ya que el vende el zacate en época de escasez de alimentos para el ganado. A él le gustaría trabajar con ganado de una forma propia, debido a que ha trabajado suficiente tiempo con ganado ajeno y hoy quiere hacerlo con el suyo.


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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
  • 637
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,133,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Expired
A loan of $1,000 helped Rufino to buy agricultural supplies to plant 28,000 square meters of sorghum and 3,500 square meters of corn.
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 4, 2012
Listed
Jun 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Expired:
Jul 7, 2012