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Carmen De Jesús
Carmen, 49, has four children. She works in agriculture, an occupation she learned from her mother when she was a little girl and that she carries out alongside her children. She rises at 4am to prepare her children’s breakfast and then she heads out to leave her animals on a piece of land located about three kilometers from home. Once she returns home she feeds the pigs and then heads out with her children to work in the corn fields. She buys the farm supplies and animal feed in a city and to get there she takes a bus ride that takes an hour to get there.

The loan she’s requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy two dairy cows and if she can afford it she’ll buy three. The objective is to obtain more milk and income that will make it possible for her to support her family. Her dream is to improve her house that’s brick but the roof is metal sheeting and she’d like to replace it because it has many leaks.
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La señora Carmen tiene 49 años de edad y tiene cuatro hijos. Ella se dedica a la agricultura, oficio que aprendió de su mamá desde que era una niña y el cual ejerce junto a sus hijos. Se levanta a las 4:00 a.m. a preparar el desayuno a sus hijos y luego se va a dejar sus animales al terreno que esta a unos tres kilómetros de su casa. Una vez llega a su casa alimenta a sus cerdos y posteriormente se traslada junto a sus hijos a trabajar en la milpa. Los insumos agrícolas y el alimento para sus animales los adquiere en una ciudad, para llegar ahí aborda un autobús que tarda una hora en llegar.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar dos vacas lecheras y si le alcanza comprara tres. Con el objetivo de obtener mas leche e ingresos que le permitan mantener a su familia. Su sueño es mejorar su vivienda que esta elaborada de ladrillo, pero el techo es de lámina y desea cambiarlo ya que tiene muchas goteras.

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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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 694
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Carmen De Jesús to buy dairy cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 3, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013