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Fausto De Jesús
Fausto, 64, is married with one son. He has worked in agriculture from a very young age. He is from a family with eight sisters and as the only son, he had to work more with his father and help him in the fields. At the age of 25, he got married and began to work independently from his father since he had plenty of experience.

He buys his farm supplies in two different cities, depending on where he finds the products he needs at the cheapest price. One city is 6 kilometers away from his house and the other is 2 kilometers away. Afterwards, he has to pay for transport so that someone can bring the products to his house and later to the area where he plants crops. He has to pay a driver about a kilometer from his house for this.

He has applied for a loan from Fundación Campo to buy manure, fertilizer, and insecticides and to prepare his land for sowing crops. At the end of the harvest, he hopes to have better earnings for himself and his family. In the future, he hopes to improve his home so that he and his family can have a better quality of life.
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Fausto tiene 64 años de edad, es casado tiene un hijo. Se dedico a trabajar la agricultura desde muy pequeño, proviene de una familia de 8 hermanas y siendo el único varón de su familia era el que tenia que trabajar mas con su padre y ayudarle en la agricultura. A sus 25 años se caso y desde entonces empezó a trabajar a parte de su padre por su cuenta ya que tenia mucha experiencia.

Los insumos agrícolas los compra en dos ciudades dependiendo donde encuentre mas barato los productos que necesita, uno a 6 kilómetros y el otro a 2 kilómetros de su casa, luego tiene que pagar un medio de transporte para que se lo trasladen los productos a su casa, para posteriormente llevarlas al lugar donde va a cultivar, para ello tiene que pagar carretero a un kilómetro de su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar abonos, fertilizantes, insecticidas y para la preparación de la tierra para la siembra. Al final de la cosecha espera obtener mejores ingresos para él y su familia. Para su futuro espera mejorar su vivienda para tener una mejor calidad de vida para él y su familia.

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
  • 694
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $700 helped Fausto De Jesús to buy manure, fertilizer, and insecticides and prepare his land for planting.
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 3, 2013
Aug 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 31, 2013