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René Antonio
René is 63 years old, he has five children and he is an hard-working man who has been a farmer for 30 years. He has learned the job from his parents, and the fact that he has lived in a farm since he was young has also been of help. He has worked in the country and with cattle all his life, staring by milking cows and doing some farm work; through this mean he has succeeded in earning everything eh now possesses.

He buys the products he needs in a municipality, reaching it on foot and walking for a few kilometers; he then gets on a vehicle that brings him to a bus station where he gets on a bus that takes him to his destination in forty-five minutes.

The loan he is requesting to Fundación Campo will be used to buy four sacks of seeds, three sacks of fertilizers for his corn crops and one quintal (1 quintal = 46 kg) of special manure for his papaya crops. Thanks to the purchase of corn her will make with this loan he will succeed in saving some money, and he wants to plant papaya on a surface of 7,000 square meters, as he owns a well that will make it easier to work on his crops. Through these means he will succeed in gaining a better income to provide for his family.
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Don René tiene 63 años de edad, tiene cinco hijos. Es una persona trabajadora que se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 30 años. Fueron sus padres quienes le enseñaron, también le ayudo mucho que desde pequeño vivió en una hacienda. Comenzó a realizar trabajos de ordeño de vacas y agrícolas. Toda su vida a trabajo en el campo y con ganado; de esa forma ha logrado obtener lo que actualmente posee.

Los productos que necesita los compra en un municipio, para llegar a ese lugar camina a pie unos dos kilómetros, luego aborda un vehiculo que lo conduce al punto de autobuses que recorre durante cuarenta y cinco minutos para llegar a su destino.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar cuatro sacos de semilla, tres sacos de fertilizantes para cultivar maíz; un quintal de un abono especial para su cultivo de papaya. Con la inversión ahorrara ya que dispondrá de maíz que esta comprando actualmente. Él desea cultivar 7,000 metros cuadrados más de papaya, pues tiene un pozo y eso le facilita sus cultivos y así contar con mayores ingresos para su familia.

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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
  • 723
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,279,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped René Antonio to buy four sacks of seeds, three sacks of fertilizers and one quintal of special manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 13, 2012
Sep 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013