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Mario Roberto

Update on Mario Roberto

Mario who is 56 years old was unable to study due to his family's financial situation as given the fact that he only lived with his mother and his two sisters, he had to work the whole day through. His wife makes her living in housekeeping, and all of his children have already left home and live in their own place.

Mario makes his living in agriculture, which his mother taught him as he used to grow corn with her. From a very young age he has been doing this activity, working every day. He also tends to cattle. Every day he has to get up early to milk his cows, then guide them to pastures and them he heads to the crop which is one kilometer away from his home. In the after, he steers back his cows, it is his children who help him and they divide the farming tasks, but they always help him to finish the work.

The money from the loan will be used to buy cows. In the future, Mario hopes to buy more animals (dairy cows) as he has two.
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Mario de 56 años de edad, debido a las condiciones económicas de su familia, no le pudieron dar el estudio ya que solo vivía con su madre y sus dos hermanos, tenia que trabajar todo el día, su esposa se dedica al trabajo domésticos, todos sus hijos ya están separados de su casa y formado su propio hogar.

Mario se dedica a trabajar la agricultura, la que le enseño fue su madre ya que con ella cultivaban la milpa, lo realizo desde muy pequeño trabajando todos los días, también se dedica al cuido de ganado de repasto. Todos los días tiene que madrugar para sacarles la leche a sus vacas, luego se dirige a dejarlas donde comen y después se dirige al cultivo a un kilómetro de su casa; por la tarde va a traer sus animales, los que le ayudan son sus hijos quienes se dividen el trabajo agrícola, pero siempre le ayudan a completar el trabajo propio.

los fondos del crédito serán utilizados para la compra de dos bovinos. Para el futuro desea, comprar mas animales (bovinos) lecheros ya que tiene 2.

Previous Loan Details

Mario, 55, is married and has four children. From the age of 12 he has earned a living in agriculture along with his two brothers. His childhood was difficult because his father didn't live with them, so he and his two brothers worked to support their mother and their younger siblings. They wo... More from Mario Roberto's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 710
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $29,629,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Mario Roberto to buy two cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014