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José Dimas
José is 27 years old, married, and has a two-year-old daughter. For the past nine years, he has been growing bananas. His entire family engages in this business. José has plenty of experience since growing bananas requires a great deal of knowledge in how to manage pests.


The farming supplies he needs are obtained at a city that is 18 kilometers from his house. Since there is no transportation, he meets with several other farmers to hire a vehicle to bring in all of their supplies together. This reduces the cost of the trip.


José is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to buy banana seeds for planting 7,000 square meters of land. He will plant 2,700 seeds to cover 7,000 square meters. With the loan, he will be able to buy the seeds at the right moment. For now, the land has to be plowed and tilled before being left fallow. His plan is to improve his earnings so that he can buy his own land and expand his house. Something else that is very important to him is providing for his daughter’s education.

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José tiene 27 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene una hija de dos años de edad. Desde hace nueve años se dedica al cultivo de plátano; toda su familia se dedica a este cultivo, él tiene mucha experiencia, debido a que para cultivar plátano se debe tener muchos conocimientos en cuanto al manejo de las plagas.
Los insumos agrícolas que necesita, los adquiere en una ciudad que esta a 18 kilómetros de su casa; como no hay transporte, se reúnen varios agricultores y pagan un vehiculo para ir a comprar todos juntos y de esta manera les sale más barato el viaje.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar semilla de plátano y sembrar 7,000 metros cuadrados de terreno. Él siembra 2,700 semillas por 7,000 metros cuadrados. Con el préstamo, podrá comprar la semilla que necesita en el momento justo y preparara la tierra, como el arado y el rastreo para dejarla en el punto. Su propósito es que sus ingresos mejoren, para comprar su propio terreno y ampliar su casa y algo muy importante para él es brindar el estudio a su hija.

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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
  • 547
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,480,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped José Dimas to buy banana seeds to plant on 7,000 square meters of land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 20, 2013
Listed
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 17, 2015