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Juan José
Juan is 63 years old and only studied up to eighth form. He is married and his wife takes care of the household. They have five children, all of whom founded their own families. Juan has been a farmer since he was 15 and also learned to be a tailor. He has three heifers. He learned farming from his parents and tailoring from a friend. He works every day from 6 am to 11.30 am to tend to his two hectares of sweetcorn. He asks for a loan in order to buy two heifers, because he enjoys animal husbandry. His dreams include having more cattle and growing one more hectare of sweetcorn. He would dearly like to learn breadmaking in order to improve his family's standard of living.
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Juan tiene 63 años de edad, solamente estudió hasta octavo grado, está casado y su esposa se dedica al trabajo doméstico, tiene 5 hijos que ya formaron sus propios hogares.

Juan se dedica el trabajo en la agricultua desde que tenía la edad de 15 años, además aprendió el oficio de sastreria y cuida 3 novillas.
En cuanto al trabajo en la agricultura y ganaderia, los aprendió por sus padres, y el negocio de sastreria lo aprendió gracias a un amigo, hoy en día él siembra 2 hectáreas de maíz y lo realiza desde las 6:00 de la mañana hasta las 11:30.

El préstamo que Juan está solicitando, lo necesita para comprar 2 novillas, ya que le gusta tener ganado.

Algunos de sus sueños son, en un futuro tener más ganado, también le gustaría sembrar una hectárea mas de maíz, además desea aprender el trabajo de panaderia y así mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.

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
  • 870
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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 $1,000 helped Juan José to buy two heifers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 21, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015