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Carlos Mario
Carlos, 21, is a single young man who's studying for a college degree in the city. He gets up at 5 a.m. with his parents. They depend on his agricultural work, which he learned from them. To get to the fields he walks a kilometer and works with them in the morning. Later he attends school in the afternoon and takes care of a farm at night.

The loan Carlos is requesting is to buy soil amendments, seed, pesticide, and herbicide to plant his fields and get a good harvest so he can support his family.

His goal is to work in a company and give his parents a decent home.
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Carlos es un joven de 21 años de edad, soltero que estudia bachillerato en la ciudad. Se levanta a las 5:00 a.m. Junto a sus padres que dependen de las actividades que él realiza. Como es la agricultura, oficio que aprendió de sus padres, para llegar a la parcelas camina 1 Km y trabaja junto a ellos durante la mañana y luego en el transcurso de la tarde estudia y en la noche se dedica a cuidar una finca

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar abono, semilla, pesticidas, herbicidas, para sembrar y obtener una buena cosecha para el sustento de su familia. Su objetivo, es trabajar en una empresa y darles una vivienda digna a sus padres.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of a project to help young men and women in El Salvador (under age 26) launch their own businesses. The field partner is reducing the guarantee for these individuals, who normally would not have access to loans due to their lack of experience. Unemployment for young people is high in El Salvador, a fact that motivates many of them to leave the country instead of searching for work. Aside from access to financing, clients will also be grouped together according to their business types to receive training from CrediCampo's social development unit, and to share advice and support with one another.

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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 455
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,122,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Carlos Mario to buy soil amendments, seed, pesticide, and herbicide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 9, 2013
Listed
Sep 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014