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Luís Alonso
48-year-old Luis studied up to the fourth grade. He could not continue studying because of the war. He is in a relationship and has five children. Four of them do not live with him; they have their own families. He lives with his two-year-old child and his partner, who works with him in agriculture.

Luis has worked in agriculture since he was eight, taught by his father. He says that his father told him that it was better to learn how to work in order to maintain his family once he got married. Today, he thanks his father because he can make a living, but he thinks that if he had studied, he would have more opportunities. He also owns four cows. His day starts at 4 am. While he milks the cows, his wife prepares coffee and breakfast. He then takes the cows to graze and continues with his activities for around six hours.

Luis will use the loan to buy a bull for his cows and to buy four bags of compost for a 7,000 m2 plot planted with corn. His dream is to have twenty milk cows that can provide food for the family. He also wants to build a brick house, since he lives in a wooden one at the moment. Finally, he would like to see his youngest son become a professional, since the other children did not want to.
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Luis de 48 años de edad, estudio hasta 4° grado, no continuo estudiando, debido al conflicto de la guerra. Él esta acompañado y tiene cinco hijos, cuatro de ellos ya no viven con él, pues cada uno formo su propio hogar, solo vive en casa el que tiene dos años,su compañera trabaja con él en la agricultura, y nadie más vive con ellos.

Luis, se dedica a la agricultura desde que tenia 8 años, con su papá a prendió el oficio. Él nos contó que su padre le decía que era mejor aprender a trabajar y que así, podría mantener su hogar cuando se acompañara, hoy en parte agradece a su padre, por que le ha servido para ganarse la vida; pero hoy cree que si hubiere estudiado tendría mejores oportunidades, además, de la agricultura se dedica a cuidar unas 4 vacas que tiene. Su día comienza a las 4:AM, mientras ordeña sus vacas, su señora le prepara el café y su desayuno, para después llevar el ganado al potrero, y quedarse trabajando, unas 6 horas.

El préstamo sera utilizado, en la compra de un toro para las vacas y otra parte para comprar 4 sacos de abono, para beneficiar 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz.

Su sueño es poseer unas 20 vacas lecheras, y así tener para su comida, construir su casa de ladrillo, ya que hoy donde vive esta serrada de madera, además, sueña que su ultimo hijo sea un profesional, pues los otros no quisieron.

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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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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
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  • $23,095,900
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Luís Alonso to buy a bull for his cows and four bags of compost for his corn plantations.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 27, 2013
Listed
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014