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Jorge Alberto
Jorge is fifty-three years old, and makes a living in agriculture, specifically in growing corn, yucca, and beans. He has carried out this work since he was fifteen years old. He also maintains dairy cattle; this generates economic profits for him. He lives with his wife and their three children. His kids study and work, and he has two sons and one daughter. The lands that he works are located 15 meters away, and his work schedule is from 6AM-11:30AM. He dedicates the rest of the day to his livestock. Before leaving for work in the morning, he milks the cows at 3AM so that he can sell the milk.

The loan he requests will be used to buy fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and to pay for the labor to finish planting 7,000 square meters of yucca and another 7,000 square meters of corn, which he is cultivating on land that he rents.

His dream is to buy more livestock, improve his living conditions, enjoy his grandchildren, and for his children to become professionals.
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Jorge cuenta con 53 años de edad, se dedica a la agricultura, específicamente a la siembra de maíz, yuca y frijol actividad que desempeña desde los 15 años de edad. Además, mantiene ganado lechero, el cual le genera entradas económicas. Vive con su esposa y 3 hijos, los cuales estudian y trabajan, 2 son hombres y 1 es señorita; las tierras que trabaja se encuentran a 15 metros de distancia, el horario de trabajo es de 6 de la mañana hasta las 11:30 del día, luego resto del día se lo dedica a cuidado del ganado. Antes de marcharse al trabajo ordeña a las 3 de la mañana sus vacas y saca la leche para vender.

El crédito lo solicita para comprar fertilizantes, pesticidas, herbicidas, mano de obra para terminar la siembra de 7,000 metros cuadrados de yuca y otros 7,000 de maíz, las cuales esta cultivando en tierra alquilada.

Su deseo es, comprar más ganado y mejorar las condiciones de la vivienda. Disfrutar de sus nietos y que sus hijos sean unos profesionales.

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.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 451
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,263,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jorge Alberto to buy fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and to pay for the labor to finish planting 7,000 square meters of yucca and another 7,000 square meters of corn, which he is cultivating on land that he rents.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 15, 2013
Listed
Aug 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013