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Cristabel is 40 years old, married, and lives with her three children. They are between the ages of 6 and 15. Currently she is working in agriculture with her two sons who help her work in their free time. Because she has a basic level of education, she has been doing agriculture for 11 years, and she learned when she was a little girl and she would have to leave for lunch to go where her father was working to help him when she could. Besides working in agriculture, Cristabel also raises broiler chickens, but production stopped when she wasn't successful with the litter that was intended for sale because a plague came and all of the chickens died.

The loan she is requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy 3 bags of fertilizer to fertilize the corn, 4 liters of weed-killer to control the weeds and 2 containers of insecticide to control infestations in the corn and to cultivate 3,500 square meters of corn. All of this so that her harvest is in good nutritional condition, cleaning, and pest control.

Cristabel also uses a combination of chemical products and organic products like manure that will be mixed with the chemical fertilizer. The manure that she uses is what the chicken discard, so she gets better results in the production of staple grains.

With the harvest, Cristabel will improve her diet as it will support the purchase of agricultural supplies that will help the farming and produce grains for her children's diets. She will also have extra income to cover her children's needs.

Cristabel wishes to establish a farm for laying hens in the near future with suitable installations to have a production. She also dreams of seeing her children graduating from the university and that they will have a better life.
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Cristabel tiene 40 años de edad, es casada y tiene tres hijos. Vive con sus 3 hijos entre las edades de 6 a 15 años de edad. Actualmente, se dedica a la agricultura junto con sus dos hijos que le ayudan a trabajar en su tiempo libre; por que están estudiando nivel básico, ella se dedica a la agricultura desde hace 11 años y lo aprendió desde que era pequeña ya que le tocaba ir a dejar el almuerzo hasta el lugar donde trabajaba su papá y le ayudaba en lo que ella podía, además de trabajar en agricultura Cristabel se dedicaba a la crianza de pollos de engorde; pero dejo de producir porque no tuvo éxito con una camada que tenía destinada para la venta porque le llego la peste y se le murieron todos los pollos.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 3 sacos de abono para fertilizar el maíz, 4 litros de herbicidas para el control de malezas, y 2 botes de insecticida de para control de plagas en el maíz y cultivar 3,500 metros cuadrados de maíz. Todo esto para que su cultivo este en buenas condiciones de nutrición, limpieza y control de plagas, además ella utiliza una combinación de productos químicos y orgánicos como la gallinaza que será mezclada con el fertilizante químico. La gallinaza que utiliza la desechan los pollos y así obtiene mejores resultados en la producción de granos básicos.

Con la cosecha, mejorará su alimentación; ya que se le apoyara para la compra de insumos agrícolas y así pueda trabajar la agricultura y obtener los granos para la alimentación de sus hijos. Y también tener un ingreso extra para ir cubriendo las necesidades de sus hijos

Cristabel desea instalar una granja de gallinas ponedoras en un futuro no muy lejano; ya que cuenta con instalaciones adecuadas para tener producción. Como también sueña en ver a sus hijos graduándose de la universidad y que tengan mejores condiciones de vida.

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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
  • 720
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,126,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Cristabel buy 3 bags of fertilizer to fertilize corn, 4 liters of weed-killer to control weeds, 2 containers of insecticide to control infestations of the corn harvest, and to cultivate 3,500 square meters of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014