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Magdaleno is 37 years old, married and has four children. He has been a farmer and livestock breeder for approximately eight years. He learned the tasks through his own initiative. Before that, he was a wage earner. He buys his agricultural supplies in a city located five kilometers from his home and travels on a bus that passes right in front of his house. It takes 20 minutes to reach the place where he buys his supplies.

The loan he is requesting is to pay the lease on the pastures for his animals, for weeding on his land, for veterinarian care and to purchase fodder. With the loan he will provide medicine and feed for his cows as well as a place to take them to pasture so that he can increase their production of milk and fatten them in order to sell them at a good price. His wish is to increase his milk production and improve his family’s standard of living.
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Magdaleno tiene 37 años de edad, es casado y tiene cuatro hijos. Él se dedica a la agricultura y a la ganadería desde hace ocho años aproximadamente. Fue por iniciativa propia que aprendió el oficio; antes era empleado. Los insumos agrícolas, los compra en una ciudad que esta a cinco kilómetros de su casa, se desplaza en autobús que pasa frente a su casa, tarda en llegar veinte minutos al lugar donde compra los insumos.

El préstamo que esta solicitando es para pagar el arrendamiento del lugar en donde lleva a pastorear sus animales, limpiar el terreno, compra de tratamiento veterinario y compra de forraje. Con el préstamo, dispondrá de medicinas y alimento para sus vacas, así, como de un lugar para llevarlas a pastorear; a fin de que aumenten la producción de leche y que estén gordos para venderlos a buen precio. Su deseo, es incrementar su producción de leche y mejorar el nivel de vida de su familia.

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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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 556
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Magdaleno to pay to lease a place where he can take his animals to pasture, for weeding his land, for veterinarian care and to purchase fodder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014