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Felicito, 40, is married and has three children. He has worked in agriculture for 20 years. He works as an agricultural worker on farms. He learned this work with his grandfather, helping him with the crops. Later he looked for work on the farms of other friends.

To buy the agricultural inputs he has to walk about 30 minutes, then take a bus for another 30 minutes. When he buys the supplies, he pays a vehicle to transport them to his house. He pays one dollar per quintal.

He will invest the loan in buying one "arroba" [unit of weight, 11-16 kilograms] of bean seed, one quintal of manure and foliar fertilizer, and pesticide for his crops. Upon buying the inputs he'll be able to apply them on time and get better results and income for the sale of the harvest.
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Don Felicito tiene 40 años de edad, es casado y tiene tres hijos. Desde hace 20 años se dedica a la agricultura, trabaja en las fincas como peón, aprendió junto con su abuelo ayudándole a realizar sus cultivos y posteriormente busco trabajo en las fincas de otros amigos.

Para comprar los insumos agrícolas, él tiene que caminar a pie unos treinta minutos, luego aborda un autobús que tarda otros treinta minutos, cuando compra los insumos paga a un vehiculo para trasladarlos hasta su casa, paga un dólar por quintal.

El préstamo lo invertirá en la compra de una arroba de semilla de fríjol, un quintal de abono y foliares; pesticidas para su cultivo. Al comprar sus insumos, podrá aplicarlos a tiempo y obtener mejores resultados e ingresos por la venta de la cosecha.

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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
  • 661
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  • $26,152,225
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Felicito to buy agricultural inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 6, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013