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Ernestina
Mrs. Ernestina is 62 years old, is married and has three children, but they no longer live with her. For more than 45 years she has worked raising pigs and cattle. She learned this work from her husband, and they have worked together raising animals ever since they married. Currently, she owns more than nine head of cattle and 13 pigs. She is a person who works all day on the animal farm, raises the animals and then sells them on Wednesdays and Sundays at the city market near where she lives.

Mrs. Ernestina buys the feed for the animals every week. On Wednesdays she leaves home since it is a market day and there is transportation to and from her home, since on other days there are no vehicles. She leaves at 5am in order to buy the feed and to return home by noon.

The loan that she is requesting from the Campo Foundation is to purchase concentrated feed and a pair of quality hogs in order to improve the breed that she possesses, and to purchase cattle feed. With the loan she hopes to fatten the pigs that she has and sell them in a few weeks, so that they will sell quickly and she will be able to buy others to fatten them and to continue so that her income improves. This is her sole job.

She hopes to have a good farm to leave to her grandson who lives with her and helps her. She also wants to offer her grandchild the opportunity to study, like she did with her daughters, who are nurses.
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La señora Ernestina tiene 62 años de edad, es casada y tiene tres hijos; pero ya no viven con ella. Desde hace más de 45 años se dedica a trabajar en la crianza de cerdos y en la crianza de ganado. Ella aprendió estos trabajos, por medio de su esposo que desde que se casaron trabajan juntos con los animales. En la actualidad, posee más de 9 cabezas de ganado y 13 cerdos, es una persona que durante todo el día pasa trabajando en la granja de animales, los cuales los produce y luego los comercializa los días miércoles y domingo en el tiangue del municipio en donde ella vive.

Doña Ernestina compra el concentrado de los animales cada 8 días, los días miércoles ella sale de casa por ser día del comercio, donde hay transporte hasta su casa, debido a que en los otros días no hay movimiento de vehículos. Ella sale desde las 5:00 a.m. para adquirir el concentrado para llegar al mediodía a su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar concentrado, un par de cerdos de clase para mejorar la raza que posee y alimento para sus vacas. Con el financiamiento espera engordar más los cerdos que tiene y ponerlos a la venta en un par de semanas, para que se vendan rápido y poder comprar otros para engordarlos más seguido para que sus ingresos sean mejores, pues solo se dedica a eso.

Ella desea contar con una buena granja para dejársela a su nieto que es el que vive con ella y es el que le ayuda, también quiere brindarle el estudio a su nieto, así como lo hizo con sus hijas que son enfermeras.

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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
  • 462
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,095,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ernestina to buy concentrated feed and a pair of high quality pigs in order to improve the breed of the pigs that she owns and to purchase feed for cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 23, 2012
Listed
Aug 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 18, 2013