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Rufino Alfredo
Rufino, 53, is married and has three children. He lives with his family on a plot of land he rents from a family member.

He has worked in agriculture his whole life. It was his father who taught him to grow corn, beans, and sorghum. He gets his agricultural inputs in a city nine kilometers from his house. Sometimes he and other farmers share the transportation expenses for a private vehicle.

The loan he's requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy pesticide, herbicide, seed, and soil amendments to weed and break up the land for planting corn and beans. This way he'll have the money to buy all the inputs he needs at the right moment for planting and getting a very good crop.

He wants to have more land to grow more, because his crop is for family consumption and also for sale. From that sale he earns the income to improve his family's living conditions.
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Rufino tiene 53 años de edad, es casado y tiene tres hijos. Vive junto a su familia en un terreno que alquila a un familiar. Él toda su vida se ha dedicado a la agricultura, fue su padre quien le enseño a sembrar maíz, fríjol y maicillo. Los insumos agrícolas los adquiere en una ciudad que esta a 9 kilómetros de su casa, a veces paga un vehiculo particular junto con otros agricultores para compartir los gastos de transporte.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar pesticidas, herbicidas, semilla, abono, limpiar y rastrear el terreno para cultivar maíz y fríjol. De esta manera dispondrá del dinero para comprar todos los insumos que necesita el momento apropiado para cultivar y obtener una muy buena producción. Su deseo es poseer más terreno para cultivar más, ya que la producción le sirve para consumo de su familia y también para la venta. De esa venta recibe los ingresos para mejorar la condición de vida 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 El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 690
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,086,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Rufino Alfredo to buy pesticide, herbicide, seed, and soil amendments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 13, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014