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Godofredo is 43 with a sixth-grade education. A farmer, he is married with five children, ages 22, 20, 18, 15 and 8. Currently, four children and a grandson are dependents. He has made a living in farming since he was 15 years old. He learned the trade from his father, and he hasn't worked nor made money in any other activity. He works alongside his family on land about 15 minutes from home. He works five hours a day. With the loan, he plans to purchase fertilizer and pay for help to prepare his land to plant chili peppers, green beans, tomatoes and squash and increase his production. At the moment, he needs to buy what he needs most, and he will be satisfied because he will grow what he has. Godofredo's dreams are for his children to get an education and keeping making headway with all the resources they need to be productive, and to always have the support from some institution.
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Don Godofredo de 43 con un nivel académico de 6° grado, agricultor, casado y padre de 5 cinco de 22, 20, 18, 15 y 8 años de edad. Actualmente dependen solo 4 hijos y un nieto.

Se desempeña en la agricultura desde la edad de 15 años, el trabajo lo aprendió con su papá nunca se ha dedicado a otro trabajo tampoco tiene otras actividades económicas. Trabaja junto a su familia, el lugar en donde tiene sus cultivos esta a 15 minutos de la casa, trabaja cinco horas diarias.

Con el préstamo solicitado a fundación CAMPO comprara abono, y pagara quien le ayude a la preparación de la tierra, para sembrar chile, ejotes, tomate y pipianes tendrá más producción, por lo que en ese momento va poder comprar lo más vital para su vida y estará satisfecho porque cultivara lo que el tiene.

Sus sueños son el preparar en sus estudios a sus hijos y sacarlos adelante que todos los recursos que lleguen los inviertan en algo productivo y que en el siguiente año siempre tenga el apoyo de alguna institución.

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
  • 747
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $700 helped Godofredo to purchase fertilizer and pay for help to prepare the land to plant chili peppers, green beans, tomatoes and squash.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 29, 2013
Sep 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 1, 2013