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Candido is 56 years old, married, and has six children. From the age of 14, he's been involved in agriculture, which he learned from his father. He used to work 28,000 square meters of land each year, and the yield was quite good, not like currently; he continues working just as hard, but Mother Nature doesn't give the same yields, due to all the contamination.

He keeps working, sowing his corn crops, on his 28,000 square meters of land, and he gets two crops every winter and two more in the summers. Additionally, he sows about 3,500 square meters of watermelons. Candido works the land with his kids, who're between 10 and 15 years old, from about 5AM until 2PM every day. His family members are all modest, good people, and very responsible.

The loan he is asking for from the Fundacion Campo, is to buy himself some agricultural inputs in order to sow corn and grow watermelons. The investment will help him to make his harvest just like every year, giving him enough to sustain his family and enough money to plant his crops the next year. He wishes to teach his children to work the land so that they can make their own money through humility and hard work.
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Don Candido tiene 56 años de edad, es casado y tiene seis hijos. Desde la edad de 14 años se dedica a realizar trabajos agrícolas, aprendió junto con su papá. Cultivaba 28,000 metros cuadrados de terrero a lo largo del año, la producción era muy buena, no como hoy en día; trabaja con el mismo esfuerzo, pero la madre naturaleza ya no le da la misma producción, por tanta contaminación. Él continua trabajando en los 28,000 metros cuadrados de terrero su milpa, realiza dos de invierno y dos de verano. A demás siembra 3,500 metros cuadrados de sandia. Don Candido trabaja junto con sus hijos que están entre las edades de 10 a 15 años de edad, en horarios de 5:00 a.m. a 2: p.m. su familia es muy modesta, buenas personas y responsables.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundacion Campo, es para comprar insumos agrícolas para cultivar maíz y sandia. La inversión servirá para realizar sus cultivos como todos los años, proporsionandeles el sustento a su familia y obteniendo el dinero para realizar sus cultivos el próximo año. Él desea enseñarles a sus hijos el trabajo para que obtengan su propio dinero con humildad y trabajo.

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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
  • 761
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,201,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Candido to buy agricultural inputs to grow corn and watermelons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013