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Darío Esau
Darío is 47 years old. He is married and has four children. He has made a living growing corn and beans for the last 20 years. Darío began learning about farming at a very young age because his father did not send him to school. For this reason, Darío works raising animals and farming. He plants on the slopes of a mountain. He carries fertilizer and other supplies up on his back because the streets are not maintained and vehicles cannot pass.

Darío is requesting this loan from Fundación Campo in order to buy 5 sacks of fertilizer and other farming supplies to cultivate 7,000 square meters of corn and 7,000 square meters of beans. With the loan, he will be able to buy everything he needs at once and use them it the appropriate time and quantities. Darío's goal is to build a house made of brick because the one he has currently is made of adobe and in very bad condition.
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Darío tiene 47 años de edad, esta casado y tiene cuatro hijos. Desde hace 20 años se dedica a sembrar maíz y frijol; este trabajo lo aprendió desde muy joven, debido a que su padre no lo envío a la escuela. Por esa razón, solo se dedico a cuidar animales y a cultivar. Los cultivos los realiza en las faldas de un cerro, los fertilizantes y otros insumos los tiene que cargar en su espalda ya que las calles son de difícil acceso y no entra vehiculo.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 5 sacos de abono, entre otros insumos agrícolas para cultivar 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz y 7,000 metros cuadrado de fríjol. Con el préstamo, pretende adquirir de una sola vez los insumos y aplicarlos en el tiempo y cantidades correctas. Su objetivo es construir una casa de ladrillo debido a que en la que vive es de adobe y se encuentra en malas condiciones.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of a CrediCampo project to help rural farmers living in extreme poverty plant basic grains to feed their families. Excess product is sold on the local market. These loans are smaller than the typical loans offered by this field partner, and guarantee requirements are also reduced. Individuals who receive this type of loan also get access to technical assistance, information on good environmental practices and increased access to farm inputs like fertilizer. This is considered a high risk loan due to the population and loan purpose, and CrediCampo is one of the very few institutions in El Salvador willing to working with these farmers.

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
  • 493
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,339,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Darío Esau to buy five sacks of fertilizer and other farming supplies to cultivate 7,000 square meters of corn and 7,000 square meters of beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014