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Pedro Ernesto
Pedro is 27 years old, married, and has one daughter. He lives together with an aunt, his daughter, and his life partner. His father, from a very early age, taught him how to work agriculture; it has been 20 years since he learned to grow corn and beans. At this moment, in addition to agriculture, he is learning the trade of bricklaying. He acquires his agricultural supplies in a city that is 12 kilometers from his house and he covers this distance in a wagon.

The loan that he is asking for from Fundación Campo is to buy fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, and seed to plant corn and beans. This way he will have the supplies that he needs to develop his crops on time and to get a good harvest that allows him to support his family and make sales to get extra income.
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Pedro tiene 27 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene una hija. Vive junto a una tía, su hija y su compañera de vida. Su padre, desde muy temprana edad, le enseño a trabajar en la agricultura; hace unos 20 años aprendió a cultivar maíz y frijol. En este momento además de la agricultura esta aprendiendo el oficio de la albañilería. Los insumos agrícolas, los adquiere en una ciudad que esta a 12 kilómetros de su vivienda y el recorrido lo hace en una carreta.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar fertilizantes, herbicidas, pesticidas, semilla para cultivar maíz y frijol. De esta manera, dispondrá de los insumos que necesita para que se desarrolle su cultivo a tiempo y pueda obtener una buena cosecha que le ayude a la alimentación de su familia y vender para conseguir ingresos extras.

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.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 695
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,290,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Pedro Ernesto to buy fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, and seed to grow corn and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 5, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014