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Ángel
Don Ángel, 40, is married and has four children who are between 20 and 27. He is a humble and hardworking person. He has been growing corn, beans and sorghum since he was a child, taught by his father. He remembers when his father bought him a cuma [a sort of machete used in El Salvador] and taught him how to clean the fields, starting early in the morning and working the whole day. He did not have the opportunity to study, because besides working in the plantations, he had to take care of the livestock his parents had back then.

He decided to start his own family. He has been growing grains and has always dreamed of having his own animals and taking care of them; he has always liked to take care of them. Besides, he gained experience in this activity and received training in cattle farming. With time, he was in charge of the medicine for the animals, in case anyone needed to use it. He also grows corn, beans and sorghum and uses the residues from the harvest to feed his animals during the dry season. He has to come up with good ideas in order to get ahead.

He will use the loan to buy three heifers. He expects that by next year, the will have become productive milk cows. This way he will produce dairy products for his family and to generate an additional income to cover some of their needs.

Don Ángel hopes that, after paying this loan, he can take another one, so he can have more animals of his own and increase his production in order to pay for his children’s education.
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Don Ángel, tiene 40 años de edad, casado y 4 hijos entre las edades de 20 y 27 años. Es una persona humilde y trabajadora, desde muy pequeño se dedica a cultivar maíz, frijol y sorgo, aprendió esta labor con su padre, recuerda que le compro una Cuma para llevarlo y enseñarle a limpiar la milpa madrugando y trabajando todo el día, no tenía muchas oportunidades para dedicarse a estudiar; porqué además de trabajar la agricultura cuidaba el ganado que tenían sus padres en ese tiempo.

Luego que decidió formar su propia familia, se ha dedicado a cultivar granos básicos y siempre había soñado con tener sus propios animales para cuidarlos; ya que siempre le ha gustado cuidar ganado.

Además, adquirió experiencia en cuido y manejo de ganado en años anteriores, donde se capacitó en el área de ganado bovino y se dedico por mucho tiempo a esta labor. A medida, pasaba el tiempo tuvo a cargo un botiquín veterinario para dar mantenimiento a los animales de las personas que le necesitaran.

Aparte de eso se dedica a cultivar maíz, frijol y sorgo, de los cuales obtiene residuos de cosecha, que le sirven como alimentación a sus animales en época seca, él tiene que ingeniárselas para lograr salir adelante.

El crédito será destinado, a la compra terneras que desarrollara esperando que para el próximo año se hayan convertido en vacas productoras de leche, así obtener productos lácteos para el consumo de su familia, generar ingresos adicionales y cubrir algunas necesidades económicas.

Don Ángel, espera después de pagar este crédito, tener la facilidad de sacar otro y así, incrementar el número de animales propios y también su producción; para lograr darles el estudio a sus pequeños.


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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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 813
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  • $25,673,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ángel to buy three heifers that can start producing milk in a year.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 31, 2013
Listed
Aug 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014