Jose Luis is 41 years old. He has a significant other, and has two children.
For the last 20 years, Jose Luis has been working as a day-laborer, a trade he learned from his father. He lives on the farm where he works, and has one day off a week to go visit his family.
Jose Luis grows corn for his family's consumption, and travels for half an hour to a nearby city to purchase his farming supplies. Jose Luis plants 7,000 square meters of corn, and has asked for a loan from Fundación Campo for the purchase of supplies for his farming. In addition to these supplies, Jose Luis wants to buy some pigs to fatten and sell. With the planting, Jose Luis will ensure that he has corn throughout the year for his family's consumption. The pigs will provide him with an additional source of income to his salary as a day-laborer.
In the future, Jose Luis would like to have a pig-raising business. His boss is giving him the opportunity to keep the pigs in his farm, so that Jose Luis can do well.
In the future, Jose Luis would also like to own his own home.
Jose Luis tiene 41 años, es acompañado, y tiene dos hijos.
Jose Luis lleva 20 años dedicandose a trabajar como jornalero. Dicho oficio lo aprendió de su padre. El vive en la hacienda donde trabaja, y tiene un dia libre en la semana para ir a visitar a su familia.
Jose Luis cosecha maíz para el consumo de su familia, y para comprar sus insumos él viaja una media hora a una ciudad vecina. Jose Luis siembra 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz, y ha pedido un préstamo a Fundación Campo para la compra de insumos para su cultivo. Además de los insumos, Jose Luis quiere comprar unos cerdos para engordarlos y luego venderlos. Con la siembra Jose Luis asegura tener maíz todo el año para el consumo e su familia. Los cerdos le proporcionaran un ingreso adicional a su salario de jornalero.
En un futuro Jose Luis quiere tener una crianza de cerdos. Su jefe le está dando la oportunidad de tener los cerdos en su granja para que Jose Luis se pueda superar. En un futuro Jose Luis quisiera tener una casa propia.
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.