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José Leonardo
José, 59, lives with his wife who is engaged in domestic chores. He has two children who live with him as the others are already married. He also has grandchildren living with him.

José has been making his living from agriculture since he was 10 years old. He learned how to do this work through his father instilling it in him since his childhood. José also is a day laborer. His work is a half an hour from home. He travels on foot with his son who helps him in the fields.

The loan he is requesting is to buy two heifers to fatten and raise them productively. He wants to improve his living conditions and have more income in the future.

He hopes that the two heifers he buys will develop well and that he will have a future source of income for himself and his family.
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José de 59 años de edad, es acompañado, su esposa se dedica a los oficios domésticos, 2 de sus hijos viven con él, los demás ya están casados, también con él viven sus nietos.

José se dedica a la agricultura, desde que tenía 10 años, el trabajo lo aprendió por medio de su padre; se decidió por este trabajo ya que su padre lo inculco desde pequeño, también es jornalero, su trabajo queda a media hora de su casa, viaja a pie, con él se involucra un hijo el cual le ayuda en los cultivos

El préstamo que está solicitando, es para comprar dos novillas para engordarlas y desarrollarlas productivamente, mejora su condición de vida ya que tendrá mejores ingresos a futuro.

Su deseo es, que las dos novillas que compre, tengan un buen desarrollo y que a un futuro tengan una fuente de ingresos para él y 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.


About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 721
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,061,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped José Leonardo to purchase two heifers to fatten and raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2013
Nov 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015