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Mario Antonio
Mario, 48, is married and did not study. His wife takes care of the household duties as well as their 9 children, ages 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, and 21.

He has worked in agriculture from a young age. His family was not able to give him an education, so he had to learn about farm work from his father. He says that the best inheritance he received from his father was learning to work. His children also support him in his work.

He has applied for a loan from Fundación Campo to buy fertilizer for his 21,000 square meters of maize crops, thereby obtaining better results to benefit his entire family.

His dream is to have better harvests so that he can give something better to his children.
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Don Mario tiene 48 años de edad, no estudio y esta casado; su esposa solamente se dedica a los oficios domésticos y a cuidar a sus 9 hijos de. 2, 4,8, 10,12, 14, 16, 19 y 21 años de edad.

Se dedica a la agricultura desde pequeño, ya que su familia no pudo darle estudio, por lo que se vio obligado a aprender de su padre las labores del campo. Dice que la mejor herencia que recibió de su padre, fue aprender a trabajar y en este trabajo que realiza sus hijos también le apoyan.

El préstamo que solicita a Fundación Campo es, para comprar abono para abonar 21,000 metros cuadrados de milpa y así obtener mejores resultados ya que con esto beneficiara a toda su familia

Sus sueños son poder tener mejores cosechas para darles a sus hijos algo mejor.

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
  • 706
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mario Antonio to buy fertilizer for 21,000 square meters of maize crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 29, 2013
Sep 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014