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Amilcar De Dolores
Amílcar is a 55-year-old married man with three children. For the last 42 years he has worked as a farmer, growing crops and raising cattle. His father taught him the business of farming; together they cultivated corn, beans and sorghum. The roads where he lives are poorly maintained and unfit for vehicular traffic. Thus, in order to buy his supplies he has to walk thirteen kilometers.

He is seeking a loan from Fundación Campo in order to buy seeds, fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides for the cultivation of corn, rice and sorghum. This loan is very important to him, since without it he would not be able to grow his crops as he does not have sufficient resources to do so on his own. He hopes to be able to grow sufficient crops to help to feed his family and to sell the remaining crops and use the income to meet other family expenses.
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Amílcar tiene 55 años de edad, esta casado y tiene tres hijos. Desde hace 42 años trabaja en la agricultura y a la crianza de bovinos; la agricultura la aprendió de su padre, debido a que juntos cultivaban maíz, frijol y maicillo. Para ir a comprar los insumos debe de caminar trece kilómetros ya que no entra vehiculo en donde vive; por que las calles se encuentran en mal estado.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar abono, semillas, pesticidas, herbicidas para cultivar maíz, maicillo y arroz. El crédito es muy importante para él; ya que sino es así no cultivara, porque no tiene los suficientes recursos para hacerlo. Con sus cultivos, espera obtener los granos que le sirvan para la alimentación de su familia y para la venta con los cuales recibirá ingresos para comprar la otra parte de la alimentación familiar.

Additional Information

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.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 682
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Amilcar De Dolores to buy seeds, fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides for the cultivation of corn, rice and sorghum.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013