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José Angel
José is 41 years old, married and has five children. For 30 years he has been a farmer. It is a family tradition; his father was the one who taught him when he was very young, and now he teaches his children to cultivate corn and beans. He gets his farming supplies in a city that is 13 km from his house. To get there, he has to pay a taxi to transport the supplies.

The loan he is requesting from Kiva partner Fundacion Campo is to purchase seeds, compost, herbicide, pesticide, hire helping hands, pay to till the land and get it ready to farm corn, beans, and wheat. This loan is the only means Jose has to farm and get some of the sustenance for his children. At this moment, he is purchasing basic grains, but with the loan, he hopes to grow them himself. His desire is to continue harvesting because he wants to build a big adobe house because the one his family lives in now is made of sheet rock and is very uncomfortable. Beside, the heat and cold is oppressive and affects his children's health.
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José tiene 41 años de edad, es casado y tienen cinco hijos. Desde hace 30 años se dedica a la agricultura, es una tradición familiar; su padre fue quien le enseño desde muy pequeño y hoy en día él le enseña a sus hijos a cultivar maíz y frijol. Los insumos agrícolas los adquiere en una ciudad que esta a 13 kilómetros de su casa; para llegar hasta allí debe pagar un vehiculo para que le traslade los insumos.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar semilla, abono, herbicidas, pesticidas, mano de obra, pago para rastrear la tierra y que este lista para cultivar maíz, frijol y maicillo. Através del crédito es la única forma que tiene José para cultivar y obtener parte del alimento de sus hijos. En este momento él esta comprando estos granos básicos; pero con el crédito espera cultivarlos él mismo. Su deseo, es continuar cosechando; ya que quiere construir una casa grande de adobe, debido a que en la que vive es de lámina y muy incomoda, además que el calor y el frío es muy agobiante y afecta la salud de 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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 772
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,611,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped José Angel purchase seeds, compost, herbicide, pesticide, hire helping hands, pay to till the land and get it ready to farm corn, beans, and wheat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Jun 29, 2013
Listed
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 22, 2014