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Isidro is a 67-year-old man. He has 9 children who all work and have their separate homes. Their level of education was very low due to the economic situation he was in at that time.

He says that he has had it hard, because the companion of his life abandoned him 20 years ago, to search for the American dream. She left him with a 6-month-old girl, who is 20 years old today. He says that in the end of it all he feels happy, since he has the love of his children.

He has experience - since he was eight years old with his father, he has dedicated his whole life to growing corn and beans. He has spent 59 years dedicated to this. He says that it is a legacy his father left him with.

He also has some small income from livestock because he sells at least one cow per year.

The loan will be invested in the purchase of agricultural inputs such as: fertilizer, fungicide, payment of the land he leases, and payment for labor for planting corn. The loan will improve things because he will have food well secured,

His intention is to continue working as long as God Almighty gives him license to live, and to continue harvesting, firstly the love of his children and secondly the corn and beans. With the loan, he will cultivate 7,000 more square meters of land than last year.
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Isidro hombre de 67 años de edad, procreo 9 hijos; todos trabajan y tienen sus hogares aparte, a ellos el nivel de educación fue muy bajo debido a la situación económica que él tenia en ese momento.

Comenta que le a tocado duro, porque, la compañera de vida lo abandono hace 20 años, buscando el sueño americano le dejo una niña de 6 meses de nacida, la que tiene 20 años hoy, comenta al final de todo que se siente feliz, ya que tiene el amor de sus hijos.

Tiene experiencia, desde que tiene ocho años con el papá toda una vida se a dedicado a cultivo de maíz y frijol tiene 59 años de dedicarse a esto. El comenta que es una herencia que dejo el papá. él también tiene pequeños ingresos del ganado porque vende mínimo una vaca por año.

El crédito, será invertido en la compra de insumos agrícolas como: abono, fungicida, pagara la tierra que le arriendan y pago de mano de obra para sembrar el maíz. El crédito lo mejorara porque tendría la alimentación bien asegurada.

Su propósito es, seguir trabajando mientras Dios todo poderoso le da licencia de vida, para seguir cosechando, primero el amor de sus hijos y segundo el maíz y frijol. Con el crédito cultivara 7,000 metros cuadrados de terreno mas que el año pasado.

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
  • 557
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,854,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Isidro to buy fertilizer and fungicide, to pay for the land that he leases, and to pay for labor for planting corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 27, 2013
Sep 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014