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José Luís
José is 33 years old, married and has two children. He has been a farmer since he was eight years old because his father always told him that he needed to learn. He also learned to drive farming machinery, thanks to a friend he met when he was 14. Now this is his source of income; operating heavy machinery. When he has free time he and his friends go to the sea to fish so that there is no shortage of food in his home. When he goes to farm he must walk for an hour to reach his farmland.

He will use the money from this loan, through Fundación Campo, to rent 7,000 square meters of land, to buy half a sack of corn seed and three sacks of fertilizer. This investment will help him greatly, because he had some difficulties and he used all of his money on planting. He will be able to plant more with the money from this loan, so that there will be food in the home. He wants to buy four cows so he can have his own stable and so that his sons can go to school and have professional careers because he didn’t have that opportunity.
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José tiene 33 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene dos hijos. Se dedica a la agricultura desde que tenía ocho años de edad, pues su padre siempre le decía que tenía que aprender. También, aprendió a manejar maquinaria agrícola, gracias a un amigo que conoció a los 14 años de edad. Hoy en día esa es su fuente de ingresos; manejar maquinaria pesada. Cuando tiene sus días libres, se va junto con unos amigos a pescar al mar, de manera que en su hogar no falte el alimento diario. Cuando va a trabajar en la agricultura debe caminar una hora para llegar al terreno.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para pagar el alquiler de 7,000 metros cuadrados de terreno, comprar media bolsa de semilla de maíz y tres sacos de abono. La inversión le ayudara muchísimo, debido a que se le presento una dificultad y ocupo el dinero disponible para la siembra y con el préstamo podrá sembrar para que no falte el alimento en su casa. Su propósito es, ahorrar para comprarse unas cuatro vacas y poder tener su propio establo, que sus hijos puedan estudiar y que sean unos profesionales, pues él no tuvo esa oportunidad.

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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 El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 688
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,290,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped José Luís to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 13, 2013
Listed
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 18, 2013