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Marcos, 35, didn’t have the opportunity to study. He has a life partner who is a homemaker and they have 3 children, the eldest is 11 and studies in the fifth grade, the second child is in first grade and the youngest child is 2 1/2 years old. Marcos is a farmer and has been growing watermelon and corn for 6 years because that is the crop that is sown in the area, and it provides a bit more income. His workplace is 2km from his house and he works from 6-11 in the morning.

He needs this loan to purchase watermelon seeds, fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide to cultivate his watermelon crop. He could have a better harvest, obtain better income and purchase the necessities for his house.

He dreams that his crop is well-planted, has a good harvest and with the income he can have his own cornfield. He wants his children to study and become professionals and have a good life.
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Marcos de 35 años de edad, no tuvo oportunidad de estudiar esta acompañado su compañera de vida es ama de casa, tienen 3 niños el mayor tienen 11 años estudia quinto grado, el segundo estudia primer grado, el menor de 2 años y medio. Marcos es un agricultor que siembra sandia y maíz desde hace 6 años ya que en la zona es el cultivo que se siembra; porque les queda un poco más de ganancia, su lugar de trabajo está a una distancia de 2 km en horario de 6 a 11 de la mañana.

Necesita el crédito para comprar semilla de sandía fertilizantes, pesticidas y herbicidas para realizar su cultivo de sandía. Podrá tener una cosecha mejor y obtener mayor ganancia y poder comprar lo necesario en el hogar.

Sueña que su cultivo y tenga una buena plantación sacar buena cosecha y con las ganancias obtenidas poder cultivar su milpa, él quiere que sus niños estudien sean unos profesionales y puedan tener una vida mejor.

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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
  • 528
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,794,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Marcos to purchase watermelon seeds, fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide to cultivate his watermelon crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 21, 2014
Mar 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014