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Arístides
Aristides, 62, has a spouse and five children but only one and three grand-children live with him. He was born on a country estate since that’s where his parents lived and since then he’s worked in the corrals, in the sugarcane fields, on cotton plantations and growing traditional crops like corn and sorghum; these are activities he does as family tradition. He buys his farm supplies in the city and to get there he covers a kilometer on foot or by bicycle and then rides a bus for about 30 kilometers.

The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to prepare 3,500 square meters of land to plant pumpkins. He owns an irrigation pump and two-inch tubing that he’ll use to water the pumpkin fields. This is a profitable summer crop that sells at a good price. He hopes with this investment to gradually attain economic solvency since his corn crops haven’t been generating income; they have been just for family consumption. In future, he’d like to make home improvements since it’s currently made from mud and reeds. He’d also like to increase his cultivated square footage and to buy a larger-capacity irrigation system and to work year-round with his children.
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Arístides tiene 62 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene cinco hijos; pero solo uno vive con él y tres nietos.

Él nació en una hacienda, ya que sus padres ahí Vivian, desde entonces a trabajo en corrales, cañales, algodoneras y cultivos tradicionales de maíz y sorgo; actividades que realiza por tradición familiar. Los insumos agrícolas, los compra en la ciudad para llegar ahí camina un kilómetro y medio a pie o en bicicleta, luego aborda un autobús durante unos treinta kilómetros.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para preparar 3,500 metros cuadrados de terreno para sembrar pipían. Él posee un motor de riego y tuberías de dos pulgadas, de tal manera que lo utilizara para regar la pipianera este cultivo es rentable en época de verano, se vende a buen precio. Con esta inversión espera, generar un poco de solvencia económica; ya que el cultivo de maíz que ha venido produciendo no le ha generado ingresos solo ha sido para consumo de la familia. En un futuro, desea mejorar su casa ya que es de bahareque; también desea incrementar el área de cultivo, comprar un sistema de riego con mayor capacidad y trabajar durante todo el año con sus hijos.

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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
  • 492
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,095,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Arístides to buy farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 10, 2013
Listed
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014