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Miguel Alfonso

Update on Miguel Alfonso

Miguel is 79 years old. He is in a common-law marriage and has two children. He has been working as a laborer, farming the land, since he was twelve years old. He acquires the supplies he needs in a town thirty minutes away and transports them back home in a vehicle.

The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo will be used to purchase farming supplies to grow corn and sorghum. He will sell part of it and use the rest for his family's consumption. This will allow him to buy supplies at a lower price because he will make one large purchase, and he will be able to save money for use in the next harvest.
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Miguel tiene 79 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene dos hijos. Desde los 12 años de edad trabaja como jornalero, cultivando la tierra. Los insumos que necesita los adquiere en una ciudad que esta a treinta minutos y los traslada en vehiculo hasta su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar insumos agrícolas para cultivar maíz y maicillo y una parte venderla y la otra destinarla para el consumo familiar. De esta manera, podrá comprar a mejor precio porque comprara de una sola vez en mayor cantidad y podrá ahorrarse dinero para que le sirva para la próxima cosecha.

Previous Loan Details

Miguel is 77 years old and lives with his life companion. He has always made his living doing farm work; it was his father who taught him. He buys his agricultural supplies in a city, traveling in a pick-up truck on gravel roads. The loan that he is requesting is to pay for labor and to purch... More from Miguel Alfonso's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 718
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,653,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Miguel Alfonso to pay for labor and to purchase fertilizers and four sacks of manure to grow his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014