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Maximiliano is 51 years old, married and the father of three. He is a very hard working, honest, helpful and responsible person. He has worked in agriculture planting corn and sorghum since he was 20 years old. His father taught him to grow corn and through this experience he was able to grow, learn and obtain greater agricultural experience. After gaining experience, he married and formed a family of his wife, two sons and one daughter. His sons are 15 and 12 years old and his little girl is six years old. All three are in school. Every day after school the boys eat, do their homework and then work in the maintenance and cleaning of the crops. Maximiliano also works as an assistant to a mason, which he learned working for businesses that have contracted him. In this way, he has been able to put food on the table for his family.

To buy the tools needs for planting he has to travel two kilometers. At times upon arrival he is not able to find the tools there and is then forced to travel elsewhere.

He is requesting this loan from Fundación Campo to buy 25 pounds of corn and the fertilizer needed to work during the season that has just begun. He rents the land where he plants. In this way, he will harvest food for his family and will not be in need all year. In the future he plans to buy a cow or two to generate other earnings for the home.
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Maximiliano tiene 51 años de edad, es casado y tiene tres hijos. Es una persona muy trabajadora, honesta, servicial y responsable, trabaja en la agricultura siembra maíz y maicillo. Desde los 20 años de edad trabaja; fue su padre quien le enseño el cultivar del maíz y a medida que fue creciendo fue aprendiendo y obteniendo mas experiencia en el cultivo. Luego, se caso formando una familia con formada por 3 hijos, 2 varones y una hembra los dos varones uno tiene 15 años y el otro tiene 12 y la niña tiene 6 años los tres estudian, los varones después que vienen de la escuela comen y hacen las tareas y después trabajan en el mantenimiento, limpieza del cultivo del maíz. también se dedica al trabajo de la construcción como ayudante de albañil esto con el tiempo lo aprendió trabajando con empresas que lo contrataban y así a podido llevar el sustento a la mesa de su casa para su familia.

Para compra los implemento que utiliza en la siembra, tiene que viajar a una distancia de 2 kilómetros; pero aveces no los encuentra ahí, por lo que se ve obligado a trasladarse a otro lugar.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 25 libras de maíz y el abono para trabajar en este invierno que ya empezó, él tiene alquilado el terreno para sembrar. De esta manera, cosechara la alimentación de su familia y que no falte durante todo el año. En el futuro planea comprar una vaca o dos para generar otro ingreso al a casa.

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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 724
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,126,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maximiliano to buy 25 pounds of corn and fertilizer to work during the harvest season that just began.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014