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Edwin Misael
Edwin is 25 and lives with his two daughters and their mother. He has been a farmer since he was 12, having learned from his father. Today Edwin wishes to keep farming as he can earn a living and support his family.

Edwin and his partner also have a store that she manages; he helps her in the store after he comes home from work. To meet all of his daily responsibilities on time, Edwin has to wake up at five a.m. and then drive six hours to where the land he works. He comes home at the end of the day to spend time with his daughters.

To purchase farming supplies, Edwin has to ride in the back of a pickup truck for an hour.

Edwin is requesting a loan from the Fundación Campo to purchase a bag of seeds, two gallons of beans, two liters of pesticides, and ten bags of manure. With the proper inputs, Edwin will have time to preserve his harvest so he won't suffer losses. He's already used savings to invest in his farm.

Edwin's dream is for his daughters to study. He also hopes to be able to purchase land and build his own home, as he now lives in his mother-in-law's house.
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Edwin es un joven de 25 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene dos hijos. se dedica a la agricultura,desde que tiene 12 años, pues lo aprendió con su papá,hoy con mas deseos lo ejerce; pues es una forma de ganarse la vida y mantener a su familia. a demás con su compañera de vida tienen una pequeña tienda, la cual a tiende ella y cuando él llega del trabajo le ayuda. para salir a tiempo con todas sus actividades se levanta a las cinco de la mañana para prepararse, y luego conducirse a donde trabaja que esta a unas seis horas y luego regresa a su casa,para poder compartir con sus hijas.
Para comprar los insumos agrícolas, debe desplazarse en la palancana de un pick up que tarda una hora en realizar su recorrido.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar una bolsa de semilla, dos galones de hervidas,dos litros de pesticidas, 10 sacos de abono. De esta forma, aplicara los insumos correctos, en el tiempo justo para que no se pierda la cosecha y le genere perdidas porque ya efectuó una inversión fruto de sus ahorros.

su sueño es que sus hijas estudien,ademas sueña con poder comprar un terreno para construir su propia casa, ya que hoy vive en casa de su suegra.

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
  • 680
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Edwin Misael to purchase a bag of seeds, two gallons of beans, two liters of pesticides, and ten bags of manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014