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José Antonio
José, 62, could only study up to the second grade. His parents needed him to help them with their agricultural activities and this is how he learned from his father how to raise livestock and grow food. He is married and has three children. His wife is a housewife.

José is currently working on 14,000 m2 of corn and 7,000 of plantain, and has eight steers. Every day, after taking his animals to graze, he goes to his plantations to clean them and get rid of plagues and weeds.

José needs to walk one kilometer to buy animals. He walks through the sugar cane fields, from his house to the main street in his community, where he takes a truck that takes him to the market, 45 minutes away. Once he arrives, he has to look for those animals he likes the most and after reaching an agreement, he loads the truck and goes back home.

With this loan, he will buy five steers to fatten and sell. He will increase the amount of animals he owns and his sales will be more constant. In the future, José would like to have his own vehicle to transport feed for his animals.
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José de 62 años de edad, solo pudo estudiar hasta el segundo grado, sus padres necesitaban que les ayudara en todas las tareas agrícolas, fue así como aprendió con su papá al cuido de ganado y la agricultura. Esta acompañado y tiene 3 hijos su esposa es ama de casa. Actualmente siembra 14,000 mts cuadrados de maíz, 7,000 de plátano y tiene 8 cabezas de ganado, todos los días después de llevar sus animales al potrero, tiene que irse al cultivo a realizar labores de limpieza, control de plagas y malezas.

José, para salir a comprar sus novillos, camina un kilómetro a pie, atraviesa cultivos de caña desde su casa hasta la calle principal de la comunidad, ahí aborda un camión de los que van al tiangue y viaja 45 minutos, al llegar a la plaza, tiene que buscar los animales que le gustan, después de hacer trato, los sube al camión y viaja de regreso a casa.

El préstamo sera utilizado para comprar 5 novillos para engordar y luego vender, con esto incrementa el lote de novillos y las ventas de ganado serán mas continuas

En un futuro, Josè quiere comprar un vehículo para transportar el alimento del ganado.

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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
  • 677
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,152,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Expired
A loan of $1,500 helped José Antonio to buy five steers to fatten.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2013
Listed
Sep 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Expired:
Oct 27, 2013