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Santos Francisca
Santos is 26 and lives with her family (her children: a daughter, age 7, and a son, age 2). Her husband emigrated to the United States for a better quality of life. Santos knows how to do housework, but even as a child she helped her father to plant and harvest corn; in the are where her father lives, people plant corn. Today Santos hires labourers to help her because her husband is not there. She gets her supplies from the closest village, which is 15 kilometres from her home.
This loan which she is requesting from Fundacion Campo is for the purchase of fertilizers, manure, herbicides, and pesticides for the cultivation of 14,000 square metres of corn.
This loan will be a great help because it will cover a need. She does not have the money to start planting, and planting season is approaching. She wants to have a better income for her family. She will be able to sell the weeds that are left over to people who have livestock, and this will provide her with another source of income.
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Santos tiene 26 años de edad, vive con su familia que esta conformada por sus hijos una niña de 7 años y el niño de 2 años el esposo emigro hacia los estados unidos; para mejorar su condición de vida. Se de dedica a realizar los oficios domésticos en su casa; pero desde pequeña le ayudaba a su papá en la siembra y cosecha del maíz ya que en la zona donde vive su papá siembran maíz. Hoy en día ella contrata a empleados para que le ayudad, debido a que su esposo no esta. Los insumos los adquiere en el pueblo mas cercano que esta a 15 kilómetros de su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando la Fundación Campo, es para comprar fertilizantes, abono, herbicidas, pesticidas para cultivar 14,000 metros cuadrados de maíz.

La necesidad que sera cubierta por el crédito sera de mucha ayuda; por que no le alcanza el dinero para comenzar la siembra ya que se acerca la época de siembra. Desea, tener un mayor ingreso para su familia y del rastrojo que quede lo podrá vender para las persona que tienen ganado y así tendrá otra fuente de ingreso.


Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for rural women in El Salvador. Loan amounts are much smaller than average and the field partner is not requiring any guarantee for this type of loan. The goal is to support businesses that will enable women to work from their homes or start flexible businesses, as many of them are single mothers and are the sole caretakers for their families. Women who receive this type of loan also receive training on entrepreneurship, business management and budgeting.

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
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  • $27,094,525
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Santos Francisca to buy fertilizer, manure, herbicides, and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014