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Manuel Antonio
Manuel is 25 years old and he finished the ninth grade. His significant other works in the house and takes care of their 5 year old daughter who is now attending kindergarten.
He works in agriculture, a skill set he learned from his father. A few years ago he was a day laborer, taking care of other people's herds, but today he has a couple bulls to help him work the land. His milpa (traditionally cultivated farming land) is near to his home and he works in the fields every day from 6-11 am and in the afternoon he does work for the house like collecting and selling firewood. He also cares for his livestock.
The loan he is applying for will be used to purchase a cow with the hopes of being able to breed his small herd. Breeding his animals means that he will have more livestock in the future, hopefully enough to sell, as well as have enough milk to feed his family.
He tells us that working with the livestock, he will be able to earn more money than if he only worked in agriculture. Farming produces more losses than gains because of weather changes and plagues. The high price of agricultural supplies does not help either. His dream is to be able to have a large enough herd of livestock to be able to support his family with this work.
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Manuel de 25 años, pudo estudiar noveno grado. Esta acompañado, su señora se dedica a los quehaceres domésticos y al cuido de su hija de 5 años, que ya está asistiendo al kínder.
Él se dedica principalmente a la agricultura, aprendió este oficio desde que vivía con su padre, hace unos años era jornalero, cuidando ganado ajeno, hoy tiene un par de bueyes para labrar la tierra, su milpa esta cerca de donde vive, trabaja todos los días de 6 a 11 de la mañana, en la tarde hace trabajos en la casa, como recolectar y vender leña,. Además, de cuidar sus bueyes.
El préstamo que esta solicitando es, para comprar una vaca, que espera se reproduzca y poder crecer en cabezas de ganado que le permitan en un futuro, tener las suficientes para la venta y la obtención de leche para la alimentación de su familia.
Manifiesta que dedicándose a trabajar con ganado, puede obtener mejores resultados, que dedicarse siempre solo a la agricultura que fácilmente puede tener perdidas por los fenómenos climáticos y las plagas. Además, de los altos precios de los insumos. Su sueño es tener ganado que le permita asegurar el sustento de su familia.

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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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 743
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Manuel Antonio purchase a cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 13, 2013
Listed
Sep 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014