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José Antonio
Jose, 76, is married and has 2 children.

He has been a farmer since he was very young; his parents and other relatives taught him how to do this type of work. He specializes in growing corn and sorghum. He gets up every day at 3:30am to feed his cows and milk them. Later on he goes to the countryside to work for 8 hours, either to harvest or to clear his cornfields.

Jose is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to buy a pair of oxen to transport his harvest from the place where he grows the crops to his house, which is a distance of about 4 kilometers, since they charge a lot of money for this service. Thus, he will be able to save money, and he can also lend out his oxen to other people who need them. In this way, Jose hopes to provide his family with a better quality of life.
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El señor José tiene 76 años de edad, es casado con dos hijos.

Él se ha dedicado a la agricultura desde muy pequeño, fueron sus padres y otros familiares que le enseñaron este trabajo. Su especialidad es sembrar maíz y maicillo, todos los días se levanta a las 3:30 a.m. a darle de comer a sus vacas y ha ordeñarlas, luego se va al campo a trabajar, ya sea a tapiscar o a limpiar su milpa durante ocho horas.

El señor José solicita un préstamo a Fundación Campo, para comprar una yunta de bueyes (2 bueyes), para trasportar su cosecha desde el lugar donde la tiene sembrada hasta su casa que son aproximadamente cuatro kilómetros, ya que le cobran mucho dinero por este servicio, de esta manera él se ahorrara ese pago y al mismo tiempo prestara sus servios a otras personas que lo soliciten. De esta manera don José desea brindarle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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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
  • 558
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,835,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped José Antonio to buy a pair of oxen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 6, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012