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Pedro Antonio
Pedro is 31 years old. He is married and has three children. He learned to work raising cattle when he was a child with his father, since it was the only thing they knew how to do, as they had no education and there is a lack of employment in El Salvador. Every morning Pedro takes his animals to the pasture so that they can eat and in the afternoon he takes them back home again to keep them in their pen and not risk being stolen. Pedro has a yoke for oxen that he uses to help neighbors to plow the land and earth up their crops. That is how he gets other income to support his crops and his family.

To buy his steers, he has to get on a truck in his community and travel 45 minutes till he arrives in Tiangue. There he spends the better part of a day until he gets the animals he likes and later he has to put them on the truck and return home.

The loan he is asking Fundación Campo for is to buy 4 steers to fatten up with grazing and also buy agricultural materials for his vegetable and corn crops. With the investment, he will buy his steers and have them graze for a certain amount of time to later sell them and make a profit so his family can eat and he can pay off the loan. When he has a larger number of animals, he will have more income in a more continuous way which will help his family to secure their subsistence.

He plans to work very hard to build a brick house for his children, since right now they live in a sheet metal house. He also wants to help his children study and have good careers.
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Pedro tiene 31 años de edad, es acompañado y tiene tres hijos. Aprendió a trabajar en engorde de ganado en repasto y agricultura desde que era un niño, junto a su papá ya que es lo único que sabían hacer debido a que no tienen un nivel de estudios, y a la falta de empleo en El Salvador ,todos los días por la mañana don pedro lleva sus animales al potrero para que coman y por la tarde los lleva de nuevo a casa para mantenerlos en su corral y no correr el riesgo que se los roben. Don Pedro tiene una yunta de bueyes con la cual ayuda a otros vecinos a arar la tierra y a aporcar sus cultivos, es así como consigue algunos ingresos para mantener sus cultivos y a su familia.

Para comprar sus novillos tiene que abordar un camión en su comunidad y viajar durante 45 minutos hasta llegar al tiangue, ahí se pasa buena parte del día hasta conseguir los animales que le gustan, luego tiene que subir sus animales al camión y regresar a casa,

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 4 novillos de engorde en repasto y también comprara insumos agrícolas para su cultivo de hortalizas y maíz. Con la inversión, comprara sus novillos y repastarlos durante cierto tiempo para luego venderlos y obtener alguna ganancia para la comida de su familia y cancelar su crédito. Al tener mayor número de animales tendrá mayores ingresos y en una forma mas continua, lo que vendrá a ayudar a que su familia tenga asegurada su subsistencia.

Él planea trabajar muy duro, para hacer una casa de ladrillo para sus hijos, ya que actualmente vive en una casita de latas, también ayudar a sus hijos a que estudien y sean profesionales

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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
  • 723
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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 $1,200 helped Pedro Antonio to buy four steers to fatten with grazing and also to buy agricultural materials to grow vegetables and corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014