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Juan Antonio
Juan has lived in the community for 36 years. He has been farming ever since he was 15 years old. He lives with his wife and one son because the two daughters live with their families independently. The land that he works is five kilometers away. In order to get to the land that he works he goes by horse. His work schedule is from six in the morning until twelve noon. In the afternoon he takes care of his personal activities.

He has been farming for 41 years. He has a lot of experience growing corn and beans. His deceased father taught him this business activity, and he has taught it to his son as well as his daughters.

He is requesting the loan to get supplies like pesticides and fertilizer and to pay for the labor to finish planting 7,000 square meters of corn. He grows the corn on his own land.

He dreams of being able to expand his house in order to leave a good inheritance to his children. He also wishes to buy a car in order to better develop his farming activities.
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Juan tiene 56 años de vivir en la comunidad, él se dedica a la agricultura actividad que desempeña desde los 15 años de edad, el vive con su esposa y 1 hijo, ya que las 2 señoritas mantienen sus familias aparte, las tierras que trabaja se encuentran a 5 km de distancia, para llegar a donde están las tierras que él trabaja lo hace en caballo, el horario de trabajo es de 6 de la mañana hasta las 12:00 del día. Por la tarde se dedica a sus actividades personales.

El cliente tiene 41 años de ejercer la actividad de la agricultura, posee mucha experiencia en el cultivo de maíz y frijol; además esta actividad se la enseño su difunto padre, y él se la ha enseñado a su hijo, y también a sus hijas.

El crédito lo solicita es para la adquisición de insumos como pesticidas, fertilizantes y pago de mano de obra para terminar la siembra de 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz, las cuales esta cultivando en tierra propia.

Sueña con poder ampliar su vivienda para dejar una buena herencia a sus hijos, además desea comprar un carro para desarrollar mejor sus actividades agrícolas.

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
  • 506
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,394,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Juan Antonio to get supplies like pesticides and fertilizer and to pay for the labor to finish planting 7,000 square meters of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014