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Pedro Antonio
Pedro is 48 years old. He never had the opportunity to attend school, due to his parents sending him to work at a young age. He lives with his wife and a granddaughter. since his children are independent adults.

He has 15 years' experience in cattle handling and works as an artisan fisherman, because he lives close to a mangrove bay. He manages to provide for his family through the sale of fish. Pedro learnt how to do these jobs out of necessity to pull through, since he cannot find a formal job because he was unable to study.

Pedro needs this CREDICAMPO loan to buy two calves for fattening. With this, he will be able to ensure a better income after a certain period, since he will sell the animals. He will use the money to pay back the loan and to feed his family.

Pedro plans to save and work hard for the future. He wants to build a house, because the one he lives in is not his own.
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Pedro tiene 48 años de edad, nunca tuvo la oportunidad de asistir a la esucela pues sus padres desde muy pequeño lo mandaron a trabajar, vive con su esposa y una nieta, ya que sus hijos son adultos y sosn indpendientes.

Él tiene 15 años de experiencia en el manejo de ganado de engorde en repasto, también trabaja como pescador artesanal, ya que vive cerca de una bahía de manglares, con la venta de la pesca, logra mantener a su familia, fue la necesidad de salir adelante la que llevó a Pedro a aprender estos trabajos, pues no encuentra un empleo formal debido a que no pudo estudiar.

Pedro necesita este préstamo de CREDICAMPO, para comprar 2 novillos de engorde en repasto, con esto podrá asegurar un mejor ingreso después de cierto tiempo, ya que venderá sus animales para pagar el crédito, y ádemás le quedar ganancia para la alimentación de sus familia.

El señor planea para un futuro, ahorrar y trabajar con esfuerzo, para construir su casita, ya que en la que vive no es vivienda propia.

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
  • 699
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,168,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Pedro Antonio to buy two calves for fattening.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 5, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014