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Napoleón, 37, is married with three children who are 15, 14 and 11 years old; all attend school. Napoleón dropped out of school because he decided to work to help his parents economically. He’s been working in agriculture for nearly 30 years, an occupation he learned when he left school to work with his father. He continues working in agriculture to this day. He walks about one kilometer from home to reach his fields and his oldest son help him when he can.

He will use the loan to buy chemicals. He has 14,000 square meters of corn that needs to be fertilized. His greatest wish is that his children complete their schooling so that they can enjoy a life he was unable to. He also plans to continue working in agriculture but hopes to plant a larger area.
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Napoleón de 37 años de edad, esta casado tiene tres hijos de 15, 14 y 11 años de edad y todos asisten a la escuela. Napoleón dejo de estudiar, porque se decidió trabajar para ayudar económicamente a sus padres.

Tiene casi 30 años de trabajar en la agricultura, oficio que aprendió cuando decidió dejar de estudiar y dedicarse a trabajar junto a su padre. Actualmente, sigue siendo agricultor, camina aproximadamente 1 km desde su casa hasta llegar al lugar donde tiene su cultivo, cuando puede le ayuda su hijo mayor.

El préstamo será utilizado en la compra de agroquímicos, tiene sembrado 14,000 metros cuadrados de maíz que necesitan ser fertilizadas.

El deseo mas grande de Napoleón es que sus hijos terminen sus estudios, para que puedan gozar de una vida que él no pudo tener, también piensa seguir trabajando como agricultor pero espera poder cubrir mas área de siembra.

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
  • 712
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,095,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Napoleón to buy fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014