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José Santos
José is 58. He has been a farmer for 40 years; his parents taught him this work.
He is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo for the purchase of watermelon seeds to start to sow, and for the purchase of plant nutrients and fertilizers for cultivating corn, and to pay labourers. With this investment he will purchase supplies for cultivating watermelon and corn. With his production of watermelon, he will repay the loan. The corn production will give him enough to consume and also to sell for income for his family.
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José tiene 58 años de edad. Desde hace 40 años trabaja en las labores agrícolas.; sus padres fueron quienes le enseñaron.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar semilla de sandia para empezar a cultivar, para la compra de foliares, fertilizantes para cultivar maíz y pago de mano de obra. Con la inversión comprara los insumos para cultivar sandia y maíz, pretende que con la producción de sandia pagara el crédito y con la de maíz le quedara para el consumo y para vender obteniendo ingresos para la 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
  • 550
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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 $1,050 helped José Santos to buy watermelon seeds to start to plant; to buy plant nutrients; and to pay labourers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 27, 2013
May 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014