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Santos Ernesto
Santos, 42, only completed third grade because his parents were poor and he had to learn how to work when still very young. His father would say that learning to work was better than going to school because the latter wasn’t good for anything. He has a spouse who works with him in agriculture and they have two children who are attending school already.

He’s spent his entire life in agriculture since his father taught him the occupation so he has much experience in the work he does. He states that he’s grateful to a large degree to his father for teaching him to work but rues not having attended school. Perhaps he would have better opportunities and higher salary.

His life is hard. He rises at 4:30am, milks the cows while his wife prepares him breakfast and then heads out to his place of work. He walks about 25 minutes to get there and works for six hours and then returns. In the afternoon he works about three hours on a small crop of his own.

The loan will be used to buy a dairy cow. His dream is to be able to buy about 10 dairy cows to have a way to provide schooling for his children so that they won’t grow up to be like him. Also, to buy a piece of land where they can build their own house since the one they live in now belongs to his brother-in-law.
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Santos de 42 años, solo estudio 3° grado, debido que sus padres eran pobres y desde muy pequeño le toco que aprender a trabajar, su papá le decía que era mejor aprender a trabajar que estudiar, que eso no le serviría en nada. Él esta acompañado y su pareja trabaja con él, en la agricultura,tienen 2 hijos y ya están en la escuela.

Toda su vida sea dedicado a la agricultura, pues fue su papá que le enseño el oficio, por lo que tiene mucha experiencia en la actividad que realiza. Manifiesta que, en parte agradece a su papá el verle enseñado a trabajar, pero lamenta no haber estudiado, quizás tuviera mejores oportunidades,y un mejor salario. su vida es dura se levanta a las 4:30 AM, ordeña 2 vacas que tiene mientras su señora le prepara el desayuno,luego se encamina al lugar donde trabaja. Para llegar camina uno 25 minutos, trabaja 6 horas, y luego regresa. Pero por la tarde trabaja unas 3 horas en el cultivo propio de él.

El préstamo sera utilizado en la compra de una vaca lechera. Su sueño es poder comprar unas 10 vacas lecheras, y así tener como darles a sus hijos un estudio, para que no se queden como él, además, comprar un terremo donde puedan construir su propia casa. Ya que hoy donde vive es de un cuñado.

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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.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 598
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $21,991,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Santos Ernesto to buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 6, 2013
Listed
Sep 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014