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Tereso De Jesús
Tereso is 61 years old, married, and has five children. He has been a farmer since he was six years old, having been taught by his dad. He grows corn, sorghum and chilipucos (which are similar to kidney beans only larger). In order to buy his farm supplies, Tereso walks ten minutes along a dusty road then catches a bus for a ten minute ride to the place where he buys his supplies.

The gentleman is requesting this loan to buy four sacks of fertilizer and herbicides, and to pay laborers so that he can sow 10,500 square meters of corn, sorghum and chilipuco beans. First he sows his corn. After 22 days he sows the sorghum in the same place and then, in August, he sows the chilipuco beans. He will use his loan to buy everything he needs for his crops. He will apply the supplies to his crops at the right time and in a suitable manner so that he can improve his production and enjoy a better harvest than last year. Tereso would like to grow more than he does right now. He says that this loan will help him to buy the supplies he needs and pay laborers.
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El señor Tereso tiene 61 años de edad, es casado y tiene cinco hijos. Él es agricultor desde la edad de seis años, fue su papá quien le enseño. Cultiva maíz, maicillo y chilipucos (son similares a los frijoles, pero más grandes). Para comprar los insumos agrícolas, Tereso camina unos diez minutos a pie por una calle polvosa, luego aborda un autobús durante diez minutos hasta llegar al lugar donde compra los insumos.

El señor solicita el préstamo para comprar cuatro sacos de fertilizantes, herbicidas y para pago de mano de obra; para sembrar 10.500 metros cuadrados de maíz, maicillo y chilipucos. Él, primero siembra el maíz a los 22 días siembra en el mismo lugar el maicillo y en agosto siembra los chilipucos. Con el crédito comprara todo lo que necesita para sus cultivos, aplicándolos a tiempo y de manera adecuada para mejorar su producción y que su cosecha sea mejor que el año anterior. Don Tereso desea cultivar más de lo que hoy en día realiza, él manifiesta que con el crédito se le facilita la compra de insumos y pago de jornalero.

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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
  • 845
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Tereso De Jesús to buy four sacks of fertilizer and herbicides, and to pay laborers so that he can sow 10,500 square meters of corn, sorghum and chilipuco beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013