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Juan is 57 years old. He did not get an education because at that time, resources were very tight for his family. He is married and has six children, of whom only two live with him; the rest already have their own families. His wife is a housewife, taking care of the family and their children.

Juan works in farming. He has done that for more than thirty years, and it was his father who taught him the trade. In addition to that, he raises livestock like pigs and poultry. He works all week and he has to walk four kilometers to get to the place where he does his work.

He needs the loan that he is requesting to invest in planting staple grains.

With respect to his dreams, he wants his children to stay in school so that they can become professionals in the future. He would also like to improve his quality of life.
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Juan tiene 57 años de edad, no estudio ya que en aquel tiempo sus recursos eran muy ajustados para la familia, él está casado y tiene seis hijos de los cuales solamente dos viven con el los demás ya tiene sus propias familias, su esposa se dedica a cuidar de su familia y sus hijos.

Juan se dedica a la agricultura, lo hace desde hace más de treinta años y fue su padre quien le enseñó esta actividad, además de eso se dedica a la crianza de animales como lo son los cerdos y aves, él trabaja toda la semana y tiene que caminar cuatro kilómetros para poder llegar al lugar de sus trabajo.

El crédito que él está solicitando lo necesita para invertir en la siembra de granos básicos.

Con respecto a sus sueños quiere que sus hijos sigan estudiando para que sean profesionales en el futuro, también mejorar su estado de vida.

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
  • 556
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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 $525 helped Juan to invest in planting staple grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 25, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015