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José Humberto
Jose is 65 years old, is married and has 5 children. He comes from a large family of 11 members, including his two parents that lived in an nearby house. When he was 10 years old he worked in agriculture on his own and also cared for someone else's animals daily, helping his family. Since his father didn't contribute to the the family much, two of his four siblings died very young due to poverty because they did not have the resources they deserved. With a lot of effort and work, when he was 15 yeas old he was able to buy a small piece of land, paying for it and hoping to build his own home to bring his family to. But, since he did not have the support of an adult he couldn't keep the land and the previous owner took it back, but his dream was to buy his own land. When he was 20 he got married and was able to buy a small piece of land with much work and effort where he has been able to share his knowledge of his work with his children.

He buys his agricultural inputs in a small town that is 1 kilometer from his house. Then he travels to his home to later bring them to the land where his crops are, which is a kilometer from his home and he travels there in a cart.

The loan is requested through Fundación Campo, and is to buy fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to cultivate 21,000 square meters of yucca. He expresses that he always has sufficient strength to give the same effort and work in his old age.
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José tiene 65 años de edad, es casado y tiene cinco hijos. Proviene de una familia numerosa de 11 integrantes incluyendo sus dos padres vivían en casa ajena. Él a su corta edad de 10 años ya trabaja la agricultura por su propia cuenta y también jornaleaba cuidando animales ajenos ayudaba a su familia; ya que su padre no colaboraba mucho para la familia, sus 4 hermanos quienes 2 de ellos murieron muy jóvenes por la misma pobreza no se tenían los recursos para el tratamiento que ameritaban, con mucho esfuerzo y trabajo a sus 15 años logro comprar un pequeño terrenito pagándolo y esperaba hacer su propia casa para llevar a su familia, pero por no tener el apoyo de un adulto no pudo arreglar el terreno a su nombre y se lo quito el anterior dueño, pero siempre su ilusión era comprar su propio terreno y a sus 20 años se caso y también logro comprar con mucho trabajo y esfuerzo un pequeño terreno donde a podido criar y darle el mejor conocimiento en el trabajo a sus hijos.

Él compra sus insumos agrícolas en un pueblo que esta a 1 kilómetro de su casa; luego los traslada a su vivienda, para después llevarlos al terreno en donde tiene sus cultivos que esta a un kilómetro de su casa y los traslada en carreta.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar fertilizantes, herbicidas, pesticidas para cultivar 21,000 metros cuadrados de yuca. Manifiesta que siempre tiene la fuerza suficiente para valerse a si mismo y trabajar para su vejez.

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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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 776
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,698,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped José Humberto to buy fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to cultivate 21,000 square meters of yucca.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 21, 2013
Listed
Jun 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014