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Santos De Jesús
Santos, age 49, is a widow and lives with one of her children. She has been growing corn since she was 20 years old. It was with her husband that she learned about the need to support him in bringing sustenance to the children. He taught her how to help the crop. After she learned, her husband worked to earn a living. She and her small children took care of the corn.

Now, at age 49, she works at a ranch. Her husband was the one who worked, but upon his death they allowed her to replace him. She also has two cows. She has always liked animals. She says that she gets up at 4:00 a.m. in order to make her breakfast. She then goes to leave her animals at the pasture. Then she goes to work, which takes her some 15 minutes walking from her house. She works six hours and then returns home.

She buys the materials in the city. In order to get there she needs to walk for 35 minutes. She lives one kilometer from the road on which the bus to the city goes. The trip is 40 minutes.

The loan that she is requesting from the Fundación Campo is to buy a bag of seeds, ten sacks of fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. This way she will buy the supplies for the crop. She already has the land prepared, but she needs the money for the supplies. That is why she is requesting the loan so that she can plant. This will guarantee corn for the whole year.

Her dream is to build her own house. She now lives with her son. She also dreams of being able to buy three more cows. In the future she dreams of having five dairy cows.
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Santos tiene 49 años de edad, es viuda y solo vive con uno de sus hijos. se dedica a sembrar maíz desde que tenia 20 años; fue con su esposo que aprendió por la necesidad de apoyarlo en traer el sustento para sus hijos,la llevo ha aprender, como beneficiar el cultivo. Luego que lo aprendió su esposo trabajaba para ganar para los frijoles y ella con sus pequeños hijos beneficiaban la milpa. hoy a sus 49 años ella trabaja en una hacienda,pues su esposo era el que trabajaba, pero al morir, la dejaron a ella en repuesto de él. A demás, tiene unas 2 vacas, pues ella siempre, le han gustado los animales,ella dice que se levanta, a las 4:00 a.m. para hacer su desayuno, luego ir a dejar sus animales al potrero,y luego irse al trabajo que le queda como a unos 15 minutos, a pie de su casa,donde trabajan unas 6 horas, y luego regresa a casa,

Ella compra los materiales en la ciudad y para llegar tiene que caminar a pie uno 35 minutos, pues ella vive a un kilómetro de la carretera, donde pasa el bus que la conduce a la ciudad el recorrido es de unos 40 minutos.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar una bolsa de semilla, 10 sacos de abono, pesticidas y herbicidas. De esta forma, comprara los insumos para el cultivo, pues el terreno ya lo tiene preparado pero le hace falta el dinero para los insumos; por eso esta solicitando el préstamo y no dejar de cultivar, debido a que de ahí asegura el maíz para todo el año.

Su sueño, es construir su propia casa, pues hoy vive con su hijo; a demás sueña con poder comprar otras tres vacas y a futuro sueña con tener unas 5 vacas lecheras,

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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Santos De Jesús to buy a bag of seeds, ten sacks of fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014