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Nelson De Jesús
Nelson is 40 years old, he studied until the second grade, and now he is married. His wife works as a housekeeper and bread maker. He has four children who attend school and are his only dependents.

Nelson is a farmer and he also works in town selling sorbets. He learned farming from his father and he learned sorbet selling from a friend who offered him a job. Currently this work is going very well for Nelson. The place where he farms is at a 5 minute walking distance from his home, and the other place where he works takes a 30 minute bus ride. He does his farm work from 6:00 a.m. until noon, and when he leaves to sell sorbets he works from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The loan that he is requesting from CrediCampo will be used for preparation of the land to plant corn, to pay the rent for the land, and to buy farming supplies. With the help of the loan he can cover these necessities.

Nelson's plan is to continue working so he can improve his home. This is his biggest dream, together with his wife. The loan will help them to improve corn production and later sell it, and to save little by little to improve their home. They will achieve all of this, working together for one common goal.
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Nelson tiene 40 años de edad, estudió hasta segundo grado y ahora está casado, su esposa se dedica a los oficios domésticos y a la elaboración de pan, tiene cuatro hijos que asisten a la escuela y son los únicos que dependen de él.

Nelson es agricultor y también se dedica a la venta de sorbetes en la ciudad, la agricultura la aprendió de su padre y a la venta de sorbetes lo aprendió por un amigo que le ofreció trabajo, y ahora le va muy bien a Nelson realizando esta actividad, el lugar donde cultiva está a una distancia de 5 minutos caminando desde su casa, y el lugar donde realiza está a 30 minutos en autobús, el trabajo agrícola lo hace de 6:00 AM a 12:00 MD y cuando sale a vender sorbetes lo hace de 2:00 AM a 5:00 PM.

El préstamo que él está solicitando a CrediCampo, lo utilizará para la preparación de la tierra para la siembra de maíz, cancelará la cuota por arrendamiento de la tierra y comprará los insumos agrícolas, con la ayuda del crédito él podrá cubrir estas necesidades.

Su plan es seguir trabajando para mejorar su vivienda, este es su mayor sueño junto con su esposa, el préstamo les ayudará para mejorar su producción de maíz y luego venderlo y poco a poco ahorrar para mejorar su casa todo esto lo lograran trabajando juntos por un solo objetivo.

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.


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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 539
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  • $31,800,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Nelson De Jesús to prepare the land where he will grow corn, to pay the rent on the land, and to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2014
Apr 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2015