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Lorenzo De Jesús
Lorenzo, age 44, did not attend school, but over time he learned to read a little. And, he says that he also learned to write his initials as a signature. He lives with his partner, and she takes care of the household duties. They are the parents of 5 children, but only two still live with them—the others have separate homes now, and the two who have remained are the ones who are attending school.

He says that he has been dedicating all of his efforts to agriculture, as he did not have help from his family. Also, that he has been growing corn and beans by himself since he was 20 years old, and that it was his mother who taught him to farm. Lorenzo also works when someone asks for him.

The loan that he is requesting from CrediCampo is for purchasing fertilizer and insecticide. And, for clearing the land, as he says that he doesn’t feel capable of doing it alone so his neighbor helps, but he has to pay him. With this loan he will be certain of what he will plant, and he knows that in the future he will be able to have his harvest and be sure to have corn and beans in his house.

His desire is to have a tranquil life where he could rest, as he gave up all of the time to working. He hopes that with the loan he can improve the roof of his house which is in bad condition.
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Lorenzo de 44 años de edad, no estudio pero con el tiempo aprendió a medio leer y dice que también aprendió a poner sus iniciales como firma, actualmente está acompañado, la esposa se dedica a los oficios domésticos, ellos son padres de cinco hijos y solo dos de ellos aún viven con ellos, los otros ya tienen hogares aparte y los únicos dos que le han quedado son los que asisten a la escuela.

Con todo el esfuerzo del mundo dice que él se ha ido dedicando a la agricultura, porque no contó con el apoyo de su familia, él por sí mismo se ha dedicado a la siembra del maíz y frijol desde que tenía 20años de edad, que fue su madre la que le enseño a cultivar. Lorenzo también hace trabajos cuando alguien lo busca.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a CREDICAMPO, es para comprar abono, insecticidas y en la chapoda del terreno; ya que así como esta dice que no se siente capaz de hacerlo solo, así que un vecino le ayuda pero él le tiene que pagar. Con este préstamo estará seguro de lo que va a sembrar y que sabe que en el futuro, él podrá tener su cosecha, y tener seguro el maíz y los frijoles en su casa.

Su deseo es tener una vida tranquila donde pueda descansar, por todo el tiempo que se sacrificó trabajando, espera con la adquisición del crédito el satisfacer su necesidad de mejorar el techo de su casa que está en malas condiciones.

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
  • 696
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,234,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Lorenzo De Jesús to purchase fertilizer and insecticide, and to clear the land in order to plant corn and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 7, 2014
May 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015