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Gustavo Santos
Gustavo is 68 years old and married. His wife looks after the household. They have eight children, all adults and all married. However, two still live with Gustavo as well as some grandchildren whom he supports.

Gustavo enjoys his work as a farmer. He has had this job ever since he was fourteen years old. He makes organic products which he uses on his corn and vegetable crops. Early in the morning he lets out the cattle (he enjoys very much raising cattle), and then goes to his corn fields which are close to his house.

He is going to use the loan money to prepare 32 hectares of land once again so the cattle can graze there. He also wants to buy 2 more cows to raise so he will have milk for his family.

Gustavo wishes to have more livestock so he can increase production of milk. This will help the grandchildren he supports and enable him to better himself in the future.
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Gustavo de 68 años de edad, esta casado su esposa se dedica a los oficios del hogar, tiene 8 hijos que son mayores de edad y que ya están casados; con él solamente viven dos los cuales viven con él y unos nietos los cuales están a su cargo.

Gustavo le gusta la agricultura, la cual la trabaja arduamente desde que tenia catorce años, elaborar productos orgánicos los cuales los utiliza en su cultivo de maíz y hortalizas, desde muy temprano va a dejar el ganado que tiene, porque a él le gusta mucho la ganadería después de dejar el ganado se va a ver la siembra de maíz que esta muy cerca de su casa.

Con el prestamos va a preparar la tierra para sembrar nuevamente 32 hectáreas y poder sembrar pasto para alimentar al ganado y poder aumentar mas el ganado y poder compra 2 vacas que tengan criá para así con la producción de leche poder sostener a su familia.

Él desea aumentar mas la producción de ganado para tener mas producción de leche, para ayudar a sus nietos los cuales tiene a cargo y lograr superarse en un futuro.

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
  • 510
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Gustavo Santos prepare land for his cattle to graze on, and buy more livestock including two milk cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015