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Manuel De Jesús
Manuel, 63, was never able to get an education because there was no school in his community. He is single and has no children, but his parents depend on him.

Manuel grows corn, sorghum and beans and has been in this business all his life. His cropland is half a kilometer from his home and he walks there and works an average five hours every day.

The loan he is requesting through Credicampo is to buy ten sacks of compost for his three hectares of corn. He also plans to pay for land rental.

His goal is to continue in agriculture so his parents will never lack anything.
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Manuel de 63 años de edad, nunca tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar debido a que antes no había escuela en su comunidad, está soltero y no tiene hijos, y sus padres dependen de él.

Manuel se dedica a sembrar maíz, maicillo, y frijol, y lo ha realizado casi toda su vida, su lugar de trabajo le queda a medio kilometro de su casa, todos los días se va a pie y realiza una jornada de cinco horas diarias.

El préstamo solicitado a credicampo lo necesita para comprar 10 sacos de abono, ya que son tres hectáreas de maíz las que siembra, y también pagará el alquiler del terreno.

Su sueño es que seguir trabajando en la siembra, y que a sus padres no les falte nada.

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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 491
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,095,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Manuel De Jesús to buy ten sacks of compost for his crops.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 10, 2014
Apr 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: