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Santiago De Jesús
Santiago is 47 years old. He did not have the opportunity to go to school as he was the oldest of 5 children and he had to help his parents by working. He is married and his wife makes a living selling cashew nuts. He has four children but they are all married so Santiago and his wife live alone in their home.

Santiago has always made a living working in agriculture. He learned this occupation from his parents. He also buy livestock to make a profit. He rides his bicycle five kilometers to get to where his plot of land is.

He will use the money from this loan to invest in the purchase of a young steer because he wants to have a pair of yoked steers. Santiago's dreams are to be able to get ahead in his work, have breeding cattle and have a dignified home where he can live together with his wife.
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Santiago de 47 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar pues él era el mayor de 5 hermanos y tenía que ayudarles a sus padres a trabajar, está casado y su esposa se dedica a la venta de semillas de marañón, tiene 4 hijos pero ya están casados por lo tanto solo Santiago y su esposa viven en casa.

Santiago siempre se ha dedicado a trabajar en la agricultura, este oficio lo aprendió de sus padres, además compra ganado para sacar ganancias, se traslada en bicicleta 5 kilómetros para poder llegar hasta donde tiene su parcela.

El dinero del préstamo será invertido para comprar un novillo, pues quiere tener una yunta de bueyes.

Los sueños de Santiago son poder salir adelante con su trabajo, tener ganado de repasto y tener una vivienda digna donde pueda vivir junto a su esposa.

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
  • 718
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,126,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Santiago De Jesús to buy a young steer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 23, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2015