José Adán goes out to fish every day. During the summer he enters the lagoon at 7am and returns at 5pm. During the rainy season he enters the lagoon at 9pm and returns home at 7am the next day. José Adán fishes tilapia, catfish, shrimp and snapper, among others. When he comes out of the lagoon his mother is waiting for him to receive the catch and go out to sell it in the community on foot.
Because of the torrential rains that fell on El Salvador in the middle of last October, José Adán has been unable to go fish for the last 18 days. The rain which did not stop for ten straight days caused the lagoon to overflow and part of José Adán community was flooded displacing many from their homes. José Adán is anxiously waiting for the water level to drop the next few days so that he can return to fishing.
José Adán is asking Fundación Campo for a loan to buy a pair of fishing nests and also to repair the roof on his house. José Adán has another loan with Fundación Campo which he is repaying satisfactorily. With help from the from the loan José Adán will have better work tools and will be able to prevent water from coming in through the roof of his house.
In the future, José Adán would like to buy a vehicle to go out to sell his fish so that his mother won’t have to do it on foot any longer.
Jose Adan sale a pescar todos los días. Durante el verano el entra a la laguna a las 7am y regresa a las 5pm. Durante la epoca de lluvia, el entra a la laguna a las 9pm y regresa a su casa a las 7am del día siguiente. Jose Adan pesca tilapia, bagre, camaron, mojarra, entre otros. Al salir de la laguna la mamá de Jose Adan lo espera para recibir la pesca y salirla a vender de comundad en comunidad, a pie. Debido a las torrenciales lluvias que cayeron en El Salador a mediados de Octubre, Jose Adan no ha podido salir a pescar por los ultimos 18 dias. La lluvia, la cual no paró por 10 días seguidos, causó que la laguna se sobrebordara y parte de la comunidad donde vive Jose Adan se inundara, desplazando a muchos de sus hogares.Jose Adan espera anciosamente que el nivel del agua baje en los próximos dias cuando planea regresar a pescar.
Jose Adan ha solicitado un préstamo a Fundación Campo para la compra de un par de redes de pescar, y tambien para mejorar el techo de su casa. Jose Adan tiene otro préstamo con Fundación Campo, el cual esta pagando satisfactoriamente. Con la ayuda del prestamo Jose Adan podra tener mejores herramientas de trabajo, y evitar que el agua entre por el techo de su casa.
En un futuro Jose Adan quisiera poder comprar un vehículo para así salir a vender su pesca. De esa manera su mamá no tendría que salir a vender a pie.
About CrediCampoThis 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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