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Manuel De Jesús
Manuel is 53 and married. He is a man who was adopted as a child due to the extreme poverty of his birth family, which decided to give him to another family that would be able to give him what he needed because they had cattle and a respectable house. This is how he began his life with his new family. It was when he was eight years old that he started to be drawn toward farming and the care of animals, and this is how he has managed to achieve what he has today.

He buys his agricultural supplies in an area where he can get good prices, and to do so he travels 30 minutes by car. He also buys veterinary products in order to care for his cattle.

The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy a cow and her calf, which his father-in-law is selling. With them, he hopes that milk production will reach seven to eight bottles a day. He knows this is how to invest the money because selling the milk will cover some of his family's other needs. He has always been dedicated to the care of animals, but they have always been other people's animals. With this loan he will buy his own cow and thus he hopes to continue growing.

In the future the client hopes to increase the number of his own animals, which he has dreamed of ever since he was little but has been unable to achieve so far because of his family's financial limitations. But there exists a second chance for everyone and Manuel hopes to be a milk producer at a grand scale with the help of Fundación Campo.
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Manuel tiene 53 años de edad, esta casado. Es un hombre que desde niño fue adoptado debido a la extrema pobreza de su familia decidieron regalarlo con una familia que le iba a dar lo necesario porque tenían vivienda digna y ganado. Es así como inicia su vida con una nueva familia y desde los 8 años comienza a gustarle el cuido de los animales y dedicado al trabajo agrícola porque de eso es de donde ha logrado hacer lo que hoy posee.

Los insumos agrícolas, los compra en una zona donde los obtiene a un mejor precio, y para eso viaja 30 minutos en carro y también compra los productos veterinarios para el cuido del ganado.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar una vaca y su ternera, que se la vende su suegro. De esta manera, espera que la producción de leche se ha de 7 a 8 botellas por día y eso es saber invertir el dinero porque con la venta de la leche cubre otras necesidades de su familia. Siempre se había dedicado al cuido de animales pero ajenos, y con el crédito comprara su propia vaca y así espera continuar creciendo.

A futuro el cliente espera crecer con el número de animales propios que desde pequeño soñó tener y que por sus limitantes económicas de su familia no pudo cumplir ese sueño, pero para toda persona existe una segunda oportunidad y el señor Manuel con la ayuda de fundación campo espera ser un productor de leche a gran escala.

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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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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,269,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Manuel De Jesús to buy a cow and her calf.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014