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Santíago
Santiago, 59, is married and has two children. He’s a man who very much wants to work. He has 30 years’ experience in agricultural work; he raises cattle and pigs. Santiago learned alongside his brothers because they grew up working as day laborers on a cotton plantation. Later on they realized that it would be more profitable to work for themselves and since then have been working in agriculture doing their own work. In order to buy animals, Santiago has to go to a street market and the trip takes forty five minutes each way.

The loan he’s requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy two calves to fatten up in the pasture and to buy piglets to fatten up in the pigsties he has at home. Because draught has been affecting the country, Santiago lost 7,000 square meters of corn unfortunately and this is why he wants to buy pigs and cattle to find an alternative source of income. The loan will help him much to earn more secure income through his animal sales. His dream is to finish building his house because he still has several things left to do.
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El señor Santiago tiene 59 años de edad, es casado y tiene dos hijos. Él es un hombre con muchos deseos de trabajar, tiene 30 años de experiencia en trabajos agrícolas; en la cría de ganado y cerdos. Santiago aprendió junto con sus hermanos, debido a que desde pequeños crecieron trabajando como jornaleros en los cultivos de algodón en una hacienda. Posteriormente, identificaron que les era más rentable realizar sus propios trabajos y desde entonces se dedicaron a trabajar en la agricultura para ellos mismos.

Para comprar los animales don Santiago tiene que viajar a un tiangue en camión, que tarda en llegar cuarenta y cinco minutos y otros cuarenta y cinco minutos de regreso.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar dos novillos para engordarlos en repasto y para comprar cerdos pequeños engordarlos en pequeños chiqueros en su casa. Debido a la sequía que esta afectando el país don Santiago desgraciadamente perdió 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz, por esa razón desea comprar cerdos y ganado para buscar otra fuente de ingresos. Por lo que el préstamo ayudara en mucho, en la obtención de ingresos más seguros producto de la venta de sus animales. Su sueño es terminar de construir su casa, pues le hacen falta varias cosas que hacer.

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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.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 461
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,276,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Santíago to buy calves and piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 3, 2012
Listed
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 19, 2013