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Fidel Alberto
Fidel is 45 years old and studied up to ninth grade. He lives with his partner, who takes responsibility for running their home. They have one young daughter, who lives with them and does not yet go to school. From when he was very small, Fidel's father taught him how to cultivate maize and sorghum. He currently grows 14,000 square metres of maize and another 14,000 of sorghum, in fields just 20 metres from his house. He also has his own cattle, which provide a further income

He is seeking a loan in order to buy agricultural inputs for his maize crop, specifically manure and fertilisers. He hopes to make a good harvest, sell well, and make a good profit to provide for his family and repay the loan before the deadline given.
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Fidel de 45 años de edad, estudio hasta noveno grado esta acompañado y su pareja se dedica a los oficios domésticos, tienen una hija que vive con ellos que aun no ingresa a la escuela. Desde muy pequeño su padre le enseño a sembrar maíz y maicillo, actualmente siembra 14,000 metros cuadrados de maíz y otros 14,000 de maicillo a unas 20 metros de su casa y se va caminando, además tiene ganado propio el cual le saca provecho.

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar equipo agrícola para la siembra de maíz, específicamente abono y fertilizantes, espera sacar buena producción vender y tener ganancias para mantener a su familia y pagar el crédito antes del plazo otorgado.

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
  • 759
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,256,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Fidel Alberto to buy manure and fertilisers for his maize crop, and so produce a good harvest.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 15, 2014
May 12, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2015