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Update on Ricardo

Ricardo is requesting a new loan because he is starting a new season with his corn and pipian [squash] crops. Because of this, he needs to buy fertilizer, seeds and herbicides and also prepare the land. These funds will allow him to cover these expenses and continue doing his work.

The effect that he has experienced with his previous loan has been positive, because he made a good investment, although his harvests were a little bit poor due to the winter, but he is still motivated and hopes that this new harvest will be better. The conditions in his household have stayed the same.
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Ricardo, está solicitando un nuevo préstamo, por que inicia una nueva temporada en la siembra de maíz y pipían, para ello necesita comprarse el abono, la semilla, los herbicidas y también preparar el terreno este dinero le servirá para cubrir estos gastos y continuar realizando su trabajo.
El efecto que ha tenido con el préstamo anterior ha sido positivo, porque realizó una buena inversión aunque sus cosechas estuvieron un poco malas debido al invierno, pero aún así está motivado y espera esta nueva siembra sea mejor, sus condiciones en el hogar se ha mantenido.

Previous Loan Details

Ricardo is a small farmer. He lives with his wife and their children in Jiquilisco, in the department of Usulután. He is 41 years old. He has been farming for four years, since he learned this skill when he was already an adult and was working as an assistant. Ricardo wants to buy livestock and m... More from Ricardo's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 841
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $750 helped Ricardo to buy fertilizer, seeds and herbicides.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2012
Jun 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 9, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Ricardo. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2011. Learn More