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Amilcar De Dolores

Update on Amilcar De Dolores

Amilcar is 56 years old and completed up to third grade at school. Given how far he lived from the school, he was unable to continue with his education. Amilcar is married; his wife looks after the household chores. The couple has four children, of whom only one still lives at home. This last child still depends completely on Amilcar and his wife; the other three are in relationships and have their own homes.

Amilcar is a farmer. Thirty years ago - not long before he married - Amilcar went to live with an uncle who taught him how to grow crops. Since then he has not worked in anything but growing crops and looking after cows. The cows give a little milk which helps to feed the family. Before going into farming Amilcar was a fisherman. Amilcar works ten minutes away from his house. One son helps with the work for four hours per day, while the rest of Amilcar's children live further away.

Amilcar is applying for this loan from "Credicampo" in order to buy five bags of 200 lb of fertiliser in order to lay on 7000 square metres of corn.

Amilcar's big dream is to grow basic grains in order to feed his family and to help them to develop. In the future he would perhaps also like to build a better house as his current house is quite small. The family needs more privacy and to have a decent home.
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Amílcar de 56 años de edad, estudio hasta tercer año de educación básica, por la distancia que había de su casa a la escuela no pudo seguir estudiando. Hoy se encuentra acompañado su esposa se dedica a los oficios domésticos, de los cuatro hijos solo una vive con él, que es la que depende en totalidad de ellos por lo que la familia la conforman tres personas los otros viven aparte porque están acompañados.

Amílcar su negocio es la agricultura, desde hace unos 30 años un poco antes de acompañarse se fue a vivir con un tío quien le enseño como se cultivaba, hasta este momento no existe otros negocios solo el cultivo y dos Vacas que le dan un poco de leche que le ayudan a la alimentación, antes de dedicarse a la agricultura se dedicaba a pescar artesanalmente. El lugar donde trabaja está a diez minutos de su casa le acompaña solo un hijo a trabajar unas cuatro horas diarias, los otros viven retirados.

El crédito solicitado a Credicampo lo invertirá en la compra de cinco sacos de fertilizante de 200 libras para fertilizar 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz.

su gran sueño es cultivar para tener los granos más básicos para la alimentación de su familia es así que estará ayudando al desarrollo de su gente, tal vez en el futuro construir una mejor casa ya que es bien pequeña y necesita más privacidad y vivir dignamente.

Previous Loan Details

Amílcar is a 55-year-old married man with three children. For the last 42 years he has worked as a farmer, growing crops and raising cattle. His father taught him the business of farming; together they cultivated corn, beans and sorghum. The roads where he lives are poorly maintained and unfit... More from Amilcar De Dolores's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 545
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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 $250 helped Amilcar De Dolores to buy five bags of 200 lb of fertiliser in order to lay on 7000 square metres of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 29, 2014
May 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2015