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José Alejandro
José is 45 years old, is married and has four children. He has made a living from agricultural work for his entire life; his parents were the ones who taught him as that was the business with which they obtained food for his family. He gets up at 4:00 a.m. with his wife to get ready and head out to the land he rents to cultivate his basic grains. He spends the entire morning out there, and in the afternoon he works as a driver.

He is asking for the loan from Fundación Campo to buy seeds, fertilizers and herbicides to cultivate 7,000 square meters of corn and to pay the rent on the land. Only in this way will he have the money to continue cultivating his crops, as it would be a problem for him and for his family if they didn’t have the corn for food and to sell the other part to receive extra income.

His dream is to buy land to plant on, as he is currently renting it.
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José tiene 45 años de edad, esta casado y tiene 4 hijos. Toda su vida se ha dedicado a los trabajos agrícolas; fueron sus padres quienes le enseñaron debido a que esta es la actividad con la cual obtienen el alimento para su familia. Él se levanta a las 4:00 a.m. Junto a sus esposa para prepararse y marcharse al terreno que alquila para cultivar sus granos básicos. Pasa toda la mañana y la en tarde trabaja como motorista

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar semilla, fertilizantes, herbicidas para cultivar 7,000 metros cuadrados de Maíz y para el pago del alquiler del terreno. Solo de esta forma, dispondrá del dinero para cultivar, y no dejar de hacerlo pues esto seria un problema para él y su familia ya que no tendrían el maíz para la alimentación y para vender otra parte y recibir unos ingresos extras.

Su sueño es comprar un terreno para sembrar; ya que el que actualmente lo alquila.

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
  • 860
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,299,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped José Alejandro to buy seeds, fertilizers and herbicides to cultivate 7,000 square meters of corn and to pay the rent on the land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014