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Pedro Ángel
Pedro is 61 years old and is married with five children. He lives very humbly and he is very well-known in the place where he lives for being a hard-working man. He has worked in agriculture from a very young age as he wasn't given the opportunity to study because at that time his parents were more concerned about working. However, he tells us that he is happy that he learnt to work.

In order to buy agricultural supplies, Pedro must travel with his mule some 1000 metres from his house to the place where a vehicle waits for him to travel to the city, as the place where he lives is difficult to access.

The loan which he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy material to build a house from adobe and to pay workers. This house will be for his son, or for him depending on how it turns out. His wish is for his son to have a decent place to live with basic amenities such as drinking water and electricity, which will be constructed with his own hands. Besides, he wants to continue working hard in agriculture for the wellbeing of his family.
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Don Pedro tiene 61 años de edad, es casado y tiene cinco hijos. Él vive muy humildemente, es muy reconocido en el lugar en donde vive por ser un hombre trabajador. Se dedica a la agricultura, desde muy temprana edad, no se le presento la oportunidad de estudiar; debido a que en ese tiempo los padres no se preocupaban por eso; sino más bien por que trabajaran; pero él nos comenta que se siente muy feliz por haber aprendido a trabajar.

Para comprar los insumos agrícolas, don Pedro debe viajar en su mula unos 1000 metros desde su casa hasta el lugar en donde espera un vehiculo, para llegar a la ciudad, debido a que el lugar en donde vive es de difícil acceso.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar los materiales para construir una casa de adobe y pago de mano de obra. Dicha casa será para el hijo, o para él según quede ya terminada. Su deseo, es que su hijo tenga un lugar digno en donde pueda vivir y con los servicios básicos, como: agua potable y energía eléctrica, la cual será construida con sus propias manos. Además, desea continuar trabajando en la agricultura fuertemente para bienestar de 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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 642
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,178,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Pedro Ángel to buy materials to build a house from adobe and to pay workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 8, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014