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Felicitas
Felicitas, 60, has a spouse and six children. She lives with her six children and currently works in agriculture and in commerce. Thirty years ago she’d take her father his lunch to the place where he was working and this is how she learned how working the crops was done; she also worked selling relics and vegetables in the market. Fifteen years ago she watched her sister selling fish in the market and that’s when she got the idea of buying pigs, fattening them up and selling them. She gradually grew and then started selling relics and vegetables, the business she currently has.

She buys the supplies like fertilizer, herbicide and insecticide in the city. She transports the supplies by bus and the trip to the entrance of her settlement takes on average 30 minutes. From there her life companion and her sons have to transport them carrying the sacks of fertilizer on their backs.

The loan she’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy four quintals of fertilizer, four liters of herbicide and one can of insecticide; she will use the rest to buy vegetables like for example 2 sacks of green beans, one box of tomatoes and one sack of onions.

She will be supported with the loan so that she can buy the supplies she will need to cultivate 7,000 square meters of corn so that she can keep her crop in good condition for better and more abundant basic grins production; she will also invest a bit more in her small vegetable stand she has in the market.

Also, she will improve her nutrition because she will be helped to buy agricultural supplies so she and her spouse can work in agriculture and get the basic grains needed for their children’s food while also earning higher income from the sale of vegetables and thus be able to cover their children’s needs.

She wants to remodel her house so that it will be prettier and to live in better conditions; she also wants to continue cultivating the land like she’s been doing for a very long time.
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Felicitas tiene 60 años de edad, esta acompañada y tiene 6 hijos. Vive con sus 6 hijos. Actualmente, se dedica a la agricultura, y el comercio. Desde hace 30 años llevaba la comida hasta el lugar donde trabajaba su papá y fue de esa manera que aprendió a trabajar viendo como era el manejo que se le daba al cultivo, además se dedica a comercializar productos como reliquias y venta de verduras en el mercado, hace 15 años felicitas observaba que su hermana vendía cacaricos(pez) en el mercado, fue en ese entonces donde le nació la idea de comprar cerdos, engordarlos y venderlos, luego que fue creciendo puso una venta de reliquias y una venta de verduras que actualmente posee.

Los insumos agrícolas como fertilizantes, herbicidas e insecticidas los compra en la ciudad. Felicitas traslada los insumos en el autobús haciendo un tiempo promedio hasta la entrada del caserío de 30 minutos y desde ahí los tiene que trasladar su compañero de vida con sus hijos cargando en la espalda los sacos de fertilizante.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 4 quintales de fertilizante, 4 litros de herbicidas, un bote de insecticida y otra parte lo invertirá en la compra de verduras como por ejemplo 2 sacos de ejote, 1 caja de tomates, y 1 saco de cebolla.

Se le apoyara con el crédito para que pueda comprar los insumos que va a necesitar para cultivar 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz y así tener el cultivo en buenas condiciones para una mejor y mayor producción de granos básicos, además invertirá un poco más en el pequeño puesto de venta de verduras que tiene en el mercado.

Además, mejorará su alimentación ya que se le apoyara para la compra de insumos agrícolas y así pueda trabajar la agricultura junto con su compañero de vida y obtener los granos básicos para la alimentación de sus hijos. Y también tener un ingreso mayor de la venta de verduras que tiene y así ir cubriendo las necesidades de sus hijos.

Ella quiere remodelar su casa para tener una casa más bonita y vivir en mejores condiciones de vida, además quiere continuar cultivando la tierra como lo ha hecho desde hace mucho tiempo.

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.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 453
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,241,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Felicitas to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 11, 2013
Listed
Jul 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014