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María Ventura
María is 64 years old. She is married and has two children. She has been a farmer and a rancher for many years. Her family has always worked in these activities and she learned to work helping her parents. She has never done anything else.

She leaves her house and walks 3 minutes to reach the avenue where she catches the bus which takes 20 minutes to arrive at the town where she buys the products for her activities.

The loan she is asking Fundación Campo for is to do maintenance on her pastures where she grazes her cattle, as well as to repair fences and plant grass to feed her cattle in the summer and buy seed, fertilizer, pesticide and pay the laborers to plant the grass. By getting the loan, she will be able to keep her pastures clean, the fences in good repair and grow enough grass for the dry season. By feeding her cows, she has the possibility of getting better results with milk production and obtain better income for her family.

Her plans for the future are to build an inheritance for her children so they can have a good start and continue working.
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María tiene 64 años de edad, esta acompañada y ha procreado dos hijos. La señora se dedica a la agricultura y a la ganadería desde hace muchos años; ya que su familia siempre se ha dedicado a esas actividades y aprendió el trabajo ayudando a sus padres, nunca se ha dedicado a otras actividades.

La señora sale de su casa y camina unos 3 minutos a pie para llegar a la avenida donde aborda el autobús, que tarda unos 20 minutos para llegar al pueblo donde compra los productos para sus actividades.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para dar mantenimiento a sus potreros donde pasta el ganado, reparar cercos y sembrar pasto para alimentar al ganado en el verano, comprara semilla, abono, pesticidas y pagara jornales para cultivar el pasto. Al adquirir el crédito podrá mantener limpios sus pastizales, los cercos en buen estado y podrá cultivar suficiente pasto para la época seca. Para alimentar a sus vacas, tiene la posibilidad de obtener mejores rendimientos en la producción de leche y carne y obtendrá de igual forma mejores ingresos para su familia

Sus planes a futuro es construir un patrimonio para heredar a sus hijos para que tengan un principio para poder seguir trabajando.

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
  • 714
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  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped María Ventura to do maintenance on her pastures where she grazes her cattle, repair fences and plant grass to feed her cattle in the summer, as well as buy seed, fertilizer, pesticide, and pay the laborers to plant the grass.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014