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Don Porfirio is 72-years old. He is a widow with six children who are 40, 37, 34, 33,28 and 26 years old respectively. He has had no schooling. Only one son and one grandson live with him.

Don Porfirio makes his living in agriculture, which he starting learning from his grandfather when he was 8-years old. He travels one kilometer from his house to the area where he works. Sometimes he gets there on his bike, other times by foot. His 24-year old grandson is the one who helps him with his agricultural work.

The loan that Don Porfirio is requesting from Fundación Campo is for the purchase of compost and herbicides to fertilize his crop and maintain his land so it will give a good crop.

The dreams don Porfirio has are to prepare for a good crop and profit from the seeds; to bring them home and also to earn a profit when he sells a part.
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Don Porfirio de 72 años de edad, es viudo con 6 hijos de 40, 37, 34, 33,28 y 26 años de edad. No tiene ningún nivel académico, solamente un hijo y un nieto viven con él.

Se dedica a la agricultura desde que tenía 8 años de edad, el abuelo fue quien lo inculco a la agricultura. Viaja un kilómetro desde su casa hasta el lugar de trabajo, él en ocasiones viaja en bicicleta o si no a pie, el nieto de 24 años es el que le ayuda en el trabajo de la agricultura

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar abono y herbicidas para fertilizar los cultivos y darle un buen mantenimiento a la tierra para los buenos frutos del cultivo.

Los sueños que don Porfirio tiene, es disponer de un buen cultivo y ganancias en los granas, para llevarlos al hogar y también obtener ganancias cuando venda una parte.

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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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 738
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  • $27,041,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Porfirio to purchase compost and herbicides to fertilize his crop and maintain the land to have a good crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014