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José Tomas
José is 63 years old and was not able to get an education. He is in a relationship and has two children who were able to go to school. José lives with his wife and children.

Farming and ranching are José's lines of work. He has 25 years of experience doing this type of work and learned the trade from his uncle and his father. They showed him how to be a hardworking individual. In addition, José works as a carpenter. His place of work requires a 30 minute trip from his house.

The loan he is requesting from CrediCampo will be used to buy pigs for fattening. He will then sell the pigs so that he can generate income to maintain his family and help them move forward. José hopes to continue his pig business. With this loan he will be able to achieve that goal so that his family does not lack anything.
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José tiene 63 años de edad, no estudió ningún grado, está acompañado y tiene dos hijos que van a la escuela, y solamente vive con ellos y su esposa.

La agricultura y ganadería han sido el trabajo al cual se ha dedicado José, tiene 25 años de dedicarse a esta actividad que aprendió gracias a su tío y a su padre, pues ellos le inculcaron ser una persona trabajadora, además se dedica a la carpintería, para llegar al trabajo debe hacer un recorrido de 30 minutos desde su casa.

El crédito que está solicitando a CrediCampo, lo necesita para comprar cerdos, engordarlos y luego venderlos, de esta forma obtendrá ingresos económicos que le permitan seguir adelante y mantener a su familia.

Él espera seguir con el negocio de cerdos, y lo logrará gracias al crédito, y de esta manera logrará que a su familia no le falte nada.

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
  • 552
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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 $500 helped José Tomas to buy pigs that he can fatten and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014