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Juan Pablo
Juan, 57, is in a common law marriage. He has seven children, three of whom are adults. Because his family had limited resources, he couldn't go to school and instead had to work with his father to help with the family income.

Juan is a farmer, a skill he learned from his father. He currently has 14,000 square meters of corn planted. He also raises cattle. Every day, he wakes up at three in the morning to milk the cows. He leaves them in the place where they eat and goes to work on his land, which is a mile from his house.

This loan will be used to buy farming products such as fertilizer and to prepare his land for planting 7,000 square meters of corn. This will give him a better harvest and bring more income to his family.

As a personal goal, he wants his children to graduate from college and have more opportunities for work than he had himself.
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Juan de 57 años de edad, esta acompañado, tiene 7 hijos, 3 de ellos mayores de edad. Como su familia era de bajos recursos Juan no pudo estudiar porque tenia que trabajar con su padre para ayudar con los ingresos de la familia.

Juan es agricultor, Oficio que aprendio de su padre, por el momento tiene sembrado 14,000 metros cuadrados de maìz. Tambien cria ganado, todos los dias se levanta a las 3 de la mañana para ordeñar las vacas, las deja en el lugar donde se alimentaran y se va a trabajar en su cultivo, para eso camina un kilometro desde su casa.

El Préstamo sera utilizado para la compra de insumos agricolas; abonos, fertilizantes, y para preparar la tierra para el cultivo de 7,000 mts cuadrados de maiz, y lograr tener una cosecha mayor y tener mejores ingresos para su familia.

Tiene como meta personal, que sus hijos terminen la universidad y tengan mas oportunidades de trabaja de la que tuvo èl.

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
  • 888
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,305,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Juan Pablo to buy fertilizer and prepare his land for planting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 25, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014