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José Dolores
José, 58 years old, is a farmer and a day laborer in the northern region of El Salvador, who works with much faith and hope; for this he knows that his wife's presence has been an important part of achieving what he has done to now. They are parents of 8 lovely children, who now are an important support for them.

José has been a farmer since he was 8 years old; since he could take a machete in his hand, he has been doing this work with which he manages to harvest in order to be able to feed all of his family. He has done it for a long time, now some of his children are partnered and help him in what they can, and the others still help him about 75%. He feels very proud of them.

The loan will be used to purchase corn seed, manure and fertilizer for this season's cornfield that is at its peak; for this the support is very important so that people like José can achieve their goals at a personal level as well as productive.

In the future, José is thinking of considerably improving his quality of life, such as this harvest; for this reason it is quite necessary that he continues with this fight since with it he will manage to make a noticeable improvement in his quality of life. So, he says that he will continue working in his agricultural tasks while he still has the strength.
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José de 58 años de edad, es un agricultor y jornalero de la zona norte de El Salvador, el cual trabaja con mucha fe y esperanza; por ello sabe que la compañía de su esposa a sido parte importante para lograr lo que a hasta este momento tiene. Sin padres de 8 hermosos hijos, los cuales son ahora un apoyo fundamental para ellos.

José es agricultor desde los 8 años de edad, desde que pudo tomar en sus manos un machete él esta con todo realizando esta actividad con la cual logra cosechar para así poder alimentar a toda su familia y lo ha hecho durante mucho tiempo ahora sus hijos ya unos acompañados le ayudan en lo que pueden y los últimos todavía le apoyan a un 75% él se siente muy orgulloso de ellos.

El préstamo se empleara para comprar semilla de maíz, abono, fertilizantes, para la milpa de esta temporada que esta en apogeo; por ello es muy necesario el apoyo para que gente como José puedan lograr objetivos tanto a nivel personal como productivo.

A futuro José está pesando en mejorar considerablemente su calidad de vida, tanto como su cosecha; por ello es muy necesario que él continué con esta lucha ya que con ello lograra una notable mejoría en su calidad de vida, por tanto él manifiesta que continuara realizando sus actividades agrícolas mientras las fuerzas no le abandonen.

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
  • $26,095,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped José Dolores to purchase corn seed, manure, and fertilizer for this season's cornfield that is at its peak; for this the support is very important so that people like José can achieve their goals at a personal level as well as productive.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 1, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015