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Francisco Octavio
Francisco is 53 years old, married and has three children. Taught by his uncle, he has been involved in the cultivation of corn since he was very little. He worked alongside his cousins and brother, and after some time, he married at the age of 30 and began working harder for his children and wife.

He purchases the supplies he needs to farm in a city located two kilometers from his house. In order to transport the supplies, he pays for them to be delivered to his home. The loan he has applied for from Fundacion Campo is to purchase agricultural supplies, pay the lease for the land he will grow on, and prepare the ground to plant 21,000 square meters of corn. With this investment, he will be able to plant more and obtain a better harvest to increase his earnings and be able to pay his children's college tuition.
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Francisco tiene 53 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene tres hijos. Desde muy pequeño sea dedicado al cultivo de maíz; fue un tío quien le enseño. Trabajaba junto a sus primos y su hermano, al pasar el tiempo se caso a su 30 años de edad y empezó a trabajar más fuerte para sus hijos y su esposa. Los insumos que necesita para cultivar, los adquiere en una ciudad que esta a dos kilómetros de su casa; para trasportar los insumos paga para que los trasladen hasta su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar insumos agrícolas, pagar alquiler del terreno donde cultivara y preparar la tierra para sembrar 21,000 metros cuadrados de maíz. Con la inversión, podrá sembrar más y obtener una mejor cosecha para incrementar sus ingresos y poder brindar el estudio universitario a sus hijos.

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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
  • 473
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,326,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Francisco Octavio purchase agricultural supplies, pay the lease on the land where he plans to grow, and prepare the ground to plant 21,000 square meters of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014