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Samuel
Samuel s 53 years old. He is in a relationship and has a son. He has worked in agriculture since he was very young. His father taught him. He also learned bricklaying thanks to his father and with some friends he learned carpentry. He tells us that his father told him "you should learn a little bit about everything, because if one thing isn't available, the other is". He gets up very early for work because he has to walk an hour to get to the land where he has his crops. He works 7 hours to make the most of the trip. In the afternoon he works in the carpentry shop he has set up in his home.

He is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to purchase 8 sacks of fertilizer, a bag and a half of seeds, a gallon of herbicides, three liters of pesticides and to pay for laborers to plant corn. The land is already ready to plant, but he needs the remaining supplies and due to a lack of financial resources, he has not been able to buy them. He hopes to earn enough income to purchase necessities for his home. His dream is to purchase land to grow fruit trees, and that his son graduates from university.
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Samuel tiene 53 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene un hijo. Se dedica a la agricultura desde muy pequeño; fue su padre quien le enseño. También, aprendió el oficio de albañil gracias a su padre y con unos amigos aprendió el oficio de la carpintería. Él comenta que su padre le decía “se debe aprender de todo un poco, pues sino hay una cosa hay la otra”. Se levanta muy temprano a trabajar la agricultura porque tiene que caminar una hora para llegar al terreno en donde tiene sus cultivos, trabaja durante 7 horas para aprovechar el viaje; por la tarde se dedica a trabajar en la carpintería que esta instalad en su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 8 sacos de abono, una bolsa y media de semilla, un galón de herbicidas, tres litros de pesticidas y para pago de mano de obra para sembrar maíz. Él ya tiene el terreno listo para cultivar, pero le hacen falta los demás insumos y por falta de recursos económicos no los ha podido comprar. De esta manera espera obtener ingresos para comprar lo necesario para su hogar. Su sueño es comprar un terreno para cultivar árboles frutales, y que su hijo se gradúe en la universidad.

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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
  • 459
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,123,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD
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A loan of $1,000 helped Samuel to purchase 8 sacks of fertilizer, a bag and a half of seeds, a gallon of herbicide, 3 liters of pesticides, and to pay for laborers to plant corn.
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 20, 2013
Listed
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Expired:
Jun 24, 2013