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Luis Antonio
Luis is 27 years old and has a 6th grade education. He has been living with his partner for six years and they have two daughters; one is three years old and the other is one year old. Only the older one is in school.

Luis Antonio is a farmer and he grows corn, beans and sorghum. He has been doing this for 16 years. He learned this work by himself because he was interested in agriculture as a child. He also works as a part-time day laborer. He walks about two kilometers with his wife who also helps him with the crops. They both spend 7 hours every day working the land.

The loan will be used to buy manure to fertilize the corn they plant. Their goal is to be able to fertilize the cornfields at just the right time thereby improving the quantity and quality of the corn.

Luis’s dream is to have his own business selling whatever crops he can to all the neighboring towns. He hopes to see his daughters grow up and graduate from school. He also wants to buy a cow to make use of the waste products from the harvests.
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Luis de 27 años de edad, realizo sus estudios hasta sexto grado, tiene seis años de vivir con su pareja, con la que procrearon dos hijas una de 3 años y la otra de 1, únicamente la mayor estudia.

Luis Antonio es agricultor y siembra maíz, frijol y maicillo Esta actividad tiene 16 años de desempeñarla, el trabajo lo aprendió solo porque desde pequeño le gusto la agricultura.

Además trabaja como jornalero de medio tiempo. Recorre aproximadamente 2 kilómetros con su señora quien también lo ayuda con los cultivos ambos dedican diariamente 7 horas al trabajo de la tierra.

El préstamo será utilizado para la compra de abono para fertilizar el maíz sembrado. Mejorará la producción agrícola la oportunidad de cosechar mejor producto de maíz, la necesidad a satisfacer será la de abonar a tiempo la milpa en los días justos cuando lo necesita el producto.

Luis tiene un sueño, es poner su propio negocio de venta de productos agrícolas en los que pueda comercializar a todos los municipios cercanos.
Espera ver crecer a sus hijas y dejarlas con un titulo académico, además compra una vaca para aprovechar los residuos de las cosechas

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
  • 707
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,653,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Luis Antonio to buy manure for established crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014