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Orsi Benjamín
Orsi, 30, has a spouse and a son. He learned to raise cattle and to work in agriculture since he was 12 years old. He learned how to work from an uncle. Orsi never had the opportunity to go to school which is why he went into caring for animals and growing manioc in order to earn income to support himself. To buy the supplies he needs he must make a thirty-minute trip by pick-up truck to the city.

The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy three grazing calves and to plant 7,000 square meters of manioc. With the purchase of the calves he’ll earn extra income from what he earns from agriculture so his family will not lack what’s needed to live on. His dream is to build his own house because the one he currently lives in belongs to someone else.
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Orsi tiene 30 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene un hijo. Él aprendió a cuidar ganado y a la agricultura desde que tenía 12 años de edad. Aprendió el trabajo con un tío. A Orsi no se le presento la oportunidad de estudiar, debido a eso se dedico al cuido de animales y a sembrar yuca para obtener ingresos que le permitan subsistir. Para ir a comprar los insumos que necesita, debe viajar en un pick up durante treinta minutos hasta llegar a la ciudad.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar tres novillos de repasto y para sembrar 7,000 metros cuadrados de yuca. Con la compra de los novillos, él obtendrá ingresos adicionales de los que le genera los trabajos agrícolas y que su familia no le falte lo necesario para vivir. Su sueño, es construir su propia casa; ya que actualmente vive en casa de otra persona.

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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
  • 635
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,066,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Orsi Benjamín to buy three grazing calves and to plant 7,000 square meters of manioc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 4, 2013
Listed
Mar 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014