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Pedro Ángel
Pedro, 64, is married and has three children. He’s worked in agriculture since childhood alongside his father who taught him this activity. They used to work with his two brothers and his sisters since they were a family of scarce resources and unable to hire day laborers.

At the age of 19 he became a couple and started to work on his own. He went to work at a hacienda and had to rise at dawn to be able to finish his work and then during the rainy season when he’d finish his work he’d head to his place of origin where he also had 7,000 square meters of corn growing and he’d work that too. Today, he works 14,000 square meters of summer corn and two of winter.

He buys his agricultural supplies in a city that’s five kilometers from his house and has to pay for a car to transport the supplies to his house and then pay for a cart to take them to his place of work which is a kilometer away from his house.

The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy agricultural supplies like fertilizer and manure and to prepare the soil; to pay labor costs and other activities that will help him farm 14,000 square meters of corn in winter season and then the summer one. He wants to continue working hard so that at some point he can buy some dairy cows for his old age.
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Pedro tiene 64 años de edad, esta casado y tiene tres hijos. Él se ha dedicado a la agricultura desde su niñez junto a su padre quien le enseño esta actividad, lo hacían en conjunto con sus dos hermanos y hermanas; ya que eran una familia de escasos recursos y no tenían la posibilidad de contratar jornaleros. A sus 19 años se acompaño y empezó a trabajar por su cuenta, se fue a trabajar en una hacienda en la que tenia que madrugar para poder terminar con su labor y luego en las épocas de lluvia, al terminar su labor se iba para su lugar de origen donde también tenia 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz cultivada y la trabajaba al mismo tiempo. Hoy en día se dedica a cultivar 14,000 metros cuadrados de maíz de verano y dos de invierno.

Los insumos agrícolas los compra en una ciudad que esta a 5 kilómetros de su casa; donde luego tiene que pagar un vehículo para que le lleve los insumos para su casa, luego paga una carreta para que se lo lleve al lugar de trabajo a un kilómetro de su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar insumos agrícolas como lo son fertilizantes, abonos, preparación de la tierra, pago de mano de obra y otras actividades que ayudaran a cultivar 14,000 metros cuadrados de maíz en la época de invierno y posteriormente la de verano.

El desea continuar trabajando muy fuerte y en algún momento comprar varios animales bovinos lecheros para su vejez.

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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
  • 452
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  • $23,269,000
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Pedro Ángel to buy agricultural supplies and to pay labor costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 10, 2013
Listed
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014