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José Elio
José, 43, is married and has three children. He’s worked in agriculture growing corn, beans and sorghum since childhood; his father taught him and he’s been doing this activity for about 33 years.

The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide and seeds to grow corn and beans. In this way he will insure his family’s food. His dream is to provide his children with schooling and to increase his farmland to plant enough grain to sell and to consume at home.
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José tiene 43 años de edad, es casado y tiene tres hijos. Desde su niñez se dedica a realizar trabajos agrícolas, sembrando maíz, frijol y maicillo; fue su padre quien le enseño y cuenta con aproximadamente 33 años de desarrollar esta actividad.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar fertilizantes, herbicidas, pesticidas, semilla para cultivar maíz y frijol. De esta manera, asegurara el alimento para su familia. Su sueño es brindarles el estudio a sus hijos y aumentar la cantidad de terreno a cultivar para disponer de suficiente grano para vender y consumir en su hogar.

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

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 732
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,251,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $700 helped José Elio to buy seeds and agricultural supplies.
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 12, 2013
Jul 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 31, 2013