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José Alcides
Don José is 49 years old, married, and has seven children, five of whom live with him. For 32 years he has been a farmer growing maize, beans, and coffee. His father taught him how to work the land. He buys his agricultural supplies in a town located 25 minutes from his house, a journey he makes in his own vehicle. To get to his destination he has to travel along gravel roads and make several detours to get to the highway that leads to the town.

The loan that José is seeking from Fundación Campo will be used to buy two truckloads of coffee, 30 bags of chicken manure (organic fertilizer), to hire workers to dig the holes for the coffee plants, and to buy 1500 stakes. With this investment José expects to plant the coffee is a shorter time and with less cost. He will harvest the coffee in two years, the time it takes for the plants to yield a crop. His hope is that he will earn good money from the harvest and he’ll be able to offer work to his neighbours.
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Don José tiene 49 años de edad, es casado y tiene siete hijos de los cuales cinco viven con él. Desde hace 32 años se dedica a la agricultura cultivando maíz, fríjol y café; fue su padre quien le enseño este trabajo. Los insumos agrícolas las adquiere en una ciudad que esta a veinticinco minutos de su casa, el viaje lo realiza en su vehiculo, para llegar hasta su destino debe de bajar unas calles empedradas y cruzar varios desvíos hasta llegar a la carretera para seguir su camino hasta la ciudad.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar dos camionadas de pulva de café, 30 bolsas de gallinaza (abono orgánico) y pago de mano de obra para hacer los orificios para sembrar la planta de café y para comprar 1500 palas. Con la inversión espera sembrar el café en menos tiempo y con menor costo. Para obtener la cosecha en dos años que es el tiempo que se espera para obtener el café. Su deseo es recibir un buen ingreso con la cosecha y brindar trabajo a sus vecinos.

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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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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 656
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,073,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,550 helped José Alcides to buy coffee, chicken manure, stakes, and to hire labourers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 28, 2012
Listed
Jan 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013