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Jose Alonso
José is 68 and married with two children and five grandchildren. He has amassed a lifetime of experience, starting when his parents left their home when José was three to do farm labor. José's parents worked growing cotton and corn and doing various other tasks on a ranch. His father was the foreman and taught José everything there is to know about raising the region's traditional crops, preparing him for a lifetime of farm work. Today, José's grandchildren help him work his farm and raise calves.

José has to drive a pickup truck to the city, 12 kilometers away, to purchase agricultural supplies. He then drives back to his farm, where he, his children, and grandchildren carry everything 0.5 - 1.2 km on their backs.

José is requesting a loan from the Campo Foundation to pay rent for the land he farms, repair fences, and purchase all of the supplies he needs for the planting, care, and harvest of corn and sorghum crops. The loan will provide working capital to produce grains that are the heart of Salvadoran families' daily diet (1 hectare corn, .45 hectare sorghum), for controlling weeds, and raising chickens and calves in the dry season.

If the rainy season, with God's blessing, leads to a good harvest, José hopes to purchase more land. His main goal is to teach his grandchildren to work and to show love and respect for nature. José's grandchildren will no doubt go to school and become professionals, but a good man knows how to earn a living any honorable way he can, by the sweat of his brow.
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JOSE TIENE 68 AÑOS DE EDAD, ESTA CASADO Y TIENE DOS HIJOS Y CINCO NIETOS. ÉL CUENTA CON EXPERIENCIA DE POR VIDA YA Q DESDE QUE SUS PADRES SE TRASLADARON DESDE SU LUGAR DE ORIGEN CUANDO EL TENIA 3 AÑOS DE EDAD SU TRABAJO FUERON LAS LABORES DE CAMPO ALGODONERAS Y MILPAS Y TRABAJOS VARIOS EN UNA HACIENDA, SU PADRE FUE CAPORAL Y LE ENSEÑO TODO LO RELACIONADO AL MANEJO DE LOS CULTIVOS TRADICIONALES DE LA ZONA Y ESO A HECHO SIEMPRE SE CASO Y PROCREO DOS HIJOS. HOY EN DIA YA TIENE NIETOS QUIENES LE AYUDAN EN EL TRABAJO DE CAMPO Y EN EL CUIDO DE UNA TERNERA.

PARA COMPRAR LOS INSUMOS AGRICOLAS, SE DEBE DESPLAZAR A LA CIUDAD EN UN PICK UP A LO LARGO DE UNOS 12 KILOMETROS; LUEGO DEBE TRANSPORTAR LOS INSUMOS HASTA EL SITIO DEL CULTVO A UNOS 0.5KILOMETROS Y 1.2KILOMETROS CARGANDOLOS EN LA ESPALDA CON SU HIJO Y ALGUNOS NIETOS


EL PRESTAMO QUE ESTA SOLIICTANDO A FUNDACIPON CAMPO, ES PARA PAGAR EL ARRIENDO DE LA TIERRA EN DONDE CULTIVA, REPARAR LAS CERCAS Y COMPRAR TODOS LOS INSUMOS QUE REQUERIRA EL CULTIVO PARA LA SIEMBRA, MANEJO Y PRODUCCION DEL CULTIVO DE MAIZ Y SORGO. CON EL PRESTAMO, DISPONDRA DE CAPITAL DE TRABAJO PARA PRODUCIR GRANOS QUE SON LA BASE DE LA DIETA DIARIA DE LAS FAMILIAS SALVADOREÑAS (MAIZ 1 HA ) SORGO 0.45HA PARA LAS AVES DE PATIO Y EL RASTROJO LE SERVIRA PARA MANTENER LA TERNERA EN LA EPOCA SECA


SI LA TEMPORADA DE LLUVIAS ES BUENA Y CON LA BENDIDICION DE DIOS LAS COSECHAS SON BUENAS EL ESPERA COMPRAR OTRA TERNERA. LA IDEA PRINCIPAL ES ENSEÑARLES A TRABAJAR A LOS NIETOS QUE MUESTREN AMOR Y RESPETO POR LA NATURALEZA. ES CIERTO AHORA VAN A LA ESCUELA Y SEGURAMENTE SE VUELVAN PROFESIONALES PERO EL HOMBRE ES BUENO QUE SEPA GANARSE LA VIDA DE CUALQUIER FORMA SIEMPRE Y CUANDO SEA DE FORMA HONRADA Y CON EL SUDOR DE LA FRENTE.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of a CrediCampo project to help rural farmers living in extreme poverty plant basic grains to feed their families. Excess product is sold on the local market. These loans are smaller than the typical loans offered by this field partner, and guarantee requirements are also reduced. Individuals who receive this type of loan also get access to technical assistance, information on good environmental practices and increased access to farm inputs like fertilizer. This is considered a high risk loan due to the population and loan purpose, and CrediCampo is one of the very few institutions in El Salvador willing to working with these farmers.

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
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  • $23,095,900
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Jose Alonso to pay rent for the land he farms, repair fences, an purchase all of the supplies he needs for the planting, care, and harvest of corn and sorghum crops. The loan will provide working capital to produce grains that are the base of Salvadoran families' daily diet (1 hectare corn, .45 hectare sorghum), for controlling weeds, and raising chickens and calves in the dry season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 11, 2013
Listed
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014