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Manuel Antonio
Manuel is 45 years old. He attended school up to seventh grade; he was not able to continue his studies for economic reasons, and he decided to work in agriculture. He is married and has 3 children who work in agriculture along with him.

He has dedicated himself to this work for 30 years, so he has a lot of experience. He learned this profession when he was young, working at the side of his father, who also worked in agriculture. Through this work, he can obtain enough food for a year, and he can use the rest that is left over to take to the market and sell, thus obtaining some income. He walks 10 minutes to reach the place where he works, and his work day is from 6 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon.

The loan he is requesting is to buy fertilizer for his bean crop. This will allow him to manage it well and obtain good results from his harvest.

In the future, he plans to further expand the area dedicated to growing beans. In this way he will obtain a larger harvest, and he will be able to sell more of his production. This will give him a better income for his family and a better standard of living.
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Manuel de 45 años, estudio hasta septo grado, ya que por motivos de recursos económicos; no pudo seguir sus estudios y decidió dedicarse a la agricultura. Él es casado y tiene 3 hijos, los cuales se dedican a la agricultura junto con él.

Cuenta con 30 años de dedicarse a este trabajo, posee mucha experiencia, ya que aprendió este trabajo junto a su padre desde pequeño; también se dedicó a la agricultura, ya que a través de esto, pueden obtener la alimentación para un año, y el resto que le sobra lo utiliza para sacarlo al mercado para venderlo, de ahí obtienen algunos ingresos, el caminan 10 minutos para llegar hasta su lugar de trabajo, y desarrolla su jornada de 6 de la mañana a 1 de la tarde.

El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar fertilizante para el cultivo de frijoles. Le podrá dar, un buen manejo y obtener buenos resultado de su cosecha.

Él a futuro planea ampliar más el área de cultivo de frijol, ya que con esto el obtiene más cosecha y podrá vender más producto, obteniendo mejores ingresos para su familia y tener un estilo de vida mejor.

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
  • 714
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  • $29,637,125
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Manuel Antonio to buy fertilizer for his bean crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014