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Miguel is a married 60 year old man with seven children. He has been working in the fields since he was 12 years old. His parents taught him to be a farmer and this is why today he is very knowledgeable and has had much experience since he began his work in farming. His father taught him farming in order for him to be able to earn an honorable living and help his family to succeed.

He purchases his agricultural supplies - fertilizers, herbicides and fungicides that are necessary for planting basic grains - in a town that takes him 15 minutes to get to by pickup truck.

He is seeking a loan from Fundación Campo in order to buy 6 quintals of fertilizer, 2 bags of corn seed and fungicide to control the pests and diseases that attack corn fields. With the support provided to the customer, he will purchase the fertilizer needed to cultivate 21,000 square meters of corn with the goal of increasing his production and generating a higher income when selling the produce he has obtained.

With this loan he will have the opportunity to cultivate a larger amount of grain and thus generate a greater surplus than he currently obtains in order to sell it and obtain a higher income at the end of the harvest. He plans to diversify the production that he currently manages in order to obtain new sources of income and to help his family to get ahead.
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Miguel tiene 60 años de edad, es casada y tiene siete hijos. Ella es una persona dedicada al trabajo de campo desde que tenía 12 años de edad, sus padres le enseñaron a trabajar en la agricultura, y fue así como hoy a su edad es una persona llena de muchos conocimientos y experiencias que ha vivido desde que se dedica al trabajo de la agricultura y que fue lo que su padre le enseño para poder ganarse dignamente su vida y así sacar a delante a su familia.

Los insumos agrícolas para la siembra de granos básicos como lo son los fertilizantes y herbicidas, fungicidas necesarios para la siembra los compra en un municipio; para llegar hasta el lugar donde compra viajar durante 15 minutos en pick-up.

El préstamo qu esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 6 quintales de abono, 2 bolsas de semilla de maíz y fungicidas para el control de plagas y enfermedades que atacan el cultivo de maíz. Con el apoyo brindado al cliente, comprara los abonos necesarios para cultivar 21,000 metros cuadrados de maíz. Con el fin de incrementar la unidad de producción y generar mayores ganancias a la hora de la comercialización de la producción obtenida.

con este préstamo tendrá la oportunidad de cultivar mayor cantidad de granos generando así un excedente mayor al que actualmente genera para comercializarlo y obtener un ingreso mayor al final de la cosecha.
Él piensa en diversificar la producción, que actualmente maneja para obtener nuevas fuentes de ingresos y sacar adelante a su familia

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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 642
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  • $28,178,625
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Miguel to buy 6 quintals of fertilizer, 2 bags of corn seed and fungicide in order to control the pests and diseases that attack cornfields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014