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Update on Álvaro

Álvaro, 48, has a partner and 5 children. He’s been a farmer, land and livestock, since he was little, cultivating the soil alongside his father. With much effort, they sent him to school to study a degree in agriculture. With the passing of time, he gained experience in the area of veterinary. Previously, he was in a common-law relationship and had 4 children. Álvaro continues to work in agriculture, livestock and as a veterinarian.

The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy 3 bovines to fatten up and sell. That way he’ll have another source of income when he sells the animals at a better price. His purpose is to learn more about veterinary because it is an area that presents more opportunities and more income.
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Álvaro tiene 48 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene cinco hijos. Él desde muy pequeño se dedica a la agricultura y a la ganadería. Cultivaba junto con su padre, con mucho esfuerzo lo enviaron a la escuela a estudiar el bachillerato agrícola. Con el paso del tiempo adquirió experiencia en el área veterinaria. Posteriormente, se acompaño en unión libre con su pareja y procrearon cuatro hijos; Álvaro sigue trabajando en la agricultura, ganadería y en la veterinaria.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar tres bovinos para repasto. De esta manera, podrá poseer otra fuente de ingresos cuando venda los animales a un mejor precio. Su propósito es, aprender más sobre la veterinaria, debido a que esta actividad le presenta mayores ingresos y más oportunidades.

Previous Loan Details

Álvaro is 47 years old and lives with his companion and five children. He has dedicated himself to basic veterinary services (practice) for 8 years since his parents, with much effort, sent him to study for a bachelor’s. He only completed a year and a half, as he did not have the financial re... More from Álvaro's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 629
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  • $28,084,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Álvaro buy three bovines to fatten up and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013