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Luís René
Luis is 53 years old. He is married and has 2 children. He learned to work as a farmer and in livestock at an early age since his parents could not send him to school. He was always busy doing agricultural activities since it was the only source of income for the family.

Every day he gets up at 5:00 in the morning in order to take his cattle to pasture, walking about 2 kilometers, and in the afternoon he puts them in their corral, giving them some water and a bit of hay. The rest of the day he spends working on his crops of cassava and corn.

In order to buy good breeding cattle he has to travel to Tiangue in a truck. The trip takes about 40 minutes. He looks at many animals to find those he likes, later buys them, loads them on the truck and returns home.

He is asking for a loan in order to buy 2 young bulls to fatten on his pasture. This will help him to increase the number of animals he has and his sales will continue, as well as his income, and he can provide more of what his family needs.
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Don Luís, tiene 53 años de edad, esta casado y tiene 2 hijos, aprendió el oficio de ser agricultor y la cría de ganado desde que era muy pequeñito, ya que sus padres no lo mandaron a la escuela, siempre estuvo ocupado en las labores agrícolas, debido a que era la única fuente de empleo de la familia. Todos los días se levanta a las 5:00 de la mañana, para llevar sus reses al potrero, debe caminar unos 2 kilómetros, por la tarde los trae y los encierra en su corral, les da agua y un poco de heno, el resto del día, lo pasa trabajando en su cultivo de yuca y maíz,

Para comprar animales de buen encaste, tiene que viajar al tiangue en un camión, el viaje tarda unos 40 minutos, al llegar observa muchos animales, hasta encontrar los que le gustan, después de comprarlos, los sube al camión y retorna a casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando es, para comprar 2 novillos de engorde en repasto. Esto le ayudara a incrementar el número de animales y con esto sus ventas podrán ser mas continuas, como también sus ingresos y con esto podrá dar lo mas necesario a su familia.

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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
  • 699
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,095,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Luís René to buy two young bulls to fatten in his pasture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 19, 2013
Listed
Aug 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014