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Marío De Jesús
Mario is 41 years old. He lives with his partner and has four children. He has worked in agriculture since he was 7 years old, which is the business that his father taught him. In addition to agriculture, Mario also works as a bricklayer, which he learned while working with one of his uncles during non-agricultural seasons.

He purchases the inputs for planting basic grains in a town located about 30 minutes by car from his house. He buys other products in another place and transports them 1 hour by car to his house.

The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo is for buying 2 sacks of fertilizer, 2 liters of foliar fertilizer, 1 liter of insecticide, and the rest is for paying for labor. With the loan he will be able to complete the process of planting beans. This way he will have the opportunity to have a surplus of production, which will provide his family with better income.

For the future he hopes to increase the area he has for farming and to diversify his production by incorporating vegetables, with the goal of selling the surplus, so he can earn additional income.
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Mario es un joven de 41 años de edad, esta acompañado y ha procreado cuatro hijos. Se dedica a la agricultura desde la edad de los 7 años; actividad que se la enseño su padre. A demás, de la agricultura don Mario se dedica a la albañilería, oficio que lo aprendió al lado de un tío, cuando no era temporada de cultivar.

Los insumos para la siembra de granos básicos, una parte la compra en un municipio ubicado a 30 minutos en vehículo de su vivienda y otros productos de menor demanda en otro lugar y los traslada a 1 hora en vehículo hasta su casa.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 2 sacos de abono, 2 litros de foliares, 1 litro de insecticida y el resto para el pago de mano de obra. Con el préstamo, será satisfecha la necesidad de realizar el proceso de siembra de fríjol y así tener oportunidad de generar excedentes de la producción que proporcione a la familia mejores ingresos económicos.

A futuro pretende, incrementar su área productiva y diversificar la producción incorporando hortalizas, con el fin de comercializar los excedentes, para obtener ingresos adicionales a los que actualmente recibe.

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
  • 698
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  • $29,576,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Marío De Jesús to buy 2 sacks of fertilizer, 2 liters of foliar fertilizer, 1 liter of insecticide, and the rest is for paying for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 2, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015