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Juan Francisco
Juan is 39 years old. He never went to school because of his parents' financial situation and the war. He has a domestic partner and she works selling tortillas. They have 6 children and only 3 of them are studying; nobody else lives at home. Juan has worked growing corn and pipian (a type of squash) his whole life. He learned this from his father. This has allowed him to move his family ahead. His day starts at 6:00 am, because he wakes up very early to milk a cow. Later he yokes his oxen and goes to work. In order to get to his crops he walks 40 minutes, and his work schedule is 8 hours. After that he returns home. He is requesting a loan to CrediCampo to buy seed, manure and poison. His dreams in the future are to see his children graduate with a college career because he was not able to do it, to drill a well where he works and have irrigation in the summer, to buy a car so he can bring his product to the market, and with the earnings to pay back the loan.
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Juan tiene 39 años de edad, nunca fue a la escuela por la situación económica que vivían sus padres y la guerra, está acompañado y su pareja trabaja vendiendo tortillas, tienen 6 hijos y solo 3 están estudiando, nadie mas vive en casa.

Juan se ha dedicado a la siembra de maíz y pipían toda su vida, oficio que aprendió de su padre y el cual le ha permitido sacar adelante a su familia, su día comienza a las 6:00 am pues madruga a ordeñar una vaca, luego enyuga sus bueyes y se dirige al trabajo, para llegar donde está su cultivo camina 40 minutos y su horario de trabajo es de 8 horas, luego regresa a casa.

El crédito solicitado a CrediCampo lo necesita para comprar semilla, abono y veneno.

Sus sueños a futuro son ver a sus hijos graduarse en una carrera universitaria ya que él no pudo, perforar un pozo donde él trabaja y tener riego en el verano, comprar un carro para poder llevar su producto al mercado y con las ganancias pagar el crédito.

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
  • 564
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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 $600 helped Juan Francisco to buy seed, manure and poison.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 25, 2014
Aug 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014