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Margarito is 40 years old, lives with his life partner, and they have one son. He has worked in agriculture since he was 15 years old, a profession that he learned from his father. Also, he has worked raising pigs for 10 years, and he learned about this from his mother. He makes a half hour journey in a pick up truck on bad roads in order to buy the products he needs.

He is asking for this loan from Fundación Campo to buy 4 sacks of fertilizer, herbicides, 2 pigs, 800 pounds of pig feed, and payment for laborers to help with his corn crop.

With this money, he will buy all that he needs for his crops, to feed and raise his pigs, and consequently for his income. Margarito wants to expand his pig farm in a short time to increase his earnings.
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Don Margarito tiene 40 años de edad, vive con su compañera de vida y tienen un hijo. Él se dedica a la agricultura desde que tiene 15 años de edad, oficio que aprendió de su padre. También, trabaja en la crianza de cerdos desde hace 10 años y esa actividad la aprendió de su mamá. Para comprar los productos que necesita aborda un pick up, por carreteras en mal estado durante una media hora hasta que llega a su destino.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar cuatro sacos de fertilizantes, herbicidas, dos cerdos, 8 quintales de alimento para los cerdos y pago de mano de obra para su cosecha de maíz.

Con la inversión, comprara todo lo que necesita para su cultivo, para alimentar a sus cerdos y aumentar la crianza de cerdos y por consiguiente sus ingresos. Don Margarito desea aumentar su granja de cerdos en un corto tiempo, para que sus ingresos mejoren.

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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
  • 866
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,305,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Margarito to buy 4 sacks of fertilizer, herbicides, 2 pigs, 800 pounds of pig feed, and payment for laborers to help with his crop of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2012
Sep 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013