Oscar is 36 years old. He lives with his life partner and his four children who are 8, 10, 12 and 14 years old. Oscar is a hard-working person who has worked in farming and livestock raising his whole life. He learned these businesses from his dad, who showed him how to earn an honest living. In spite of his academic level, Oscar has worked hard to improve himself. He is a member of a committee which has strengthened his educational skills.
The loan that Oscar is requesting will be invested in buying two dairy cows with the aim of creating a source of income. The rest will be used to buy a small water pump for watering his crops in the summer. As Oscar has waste left over from his winter harvest, he would like to buy cattle so that he can make the most of the pasture and make profits from selling their milk. In this way, Oscar will continue working, doing what he has always done, and will make extra income which will help him and his family. With this income, he would like to finish building his house which has walls but still lacks a roof. Owning his own home is his biggest wish.
El señor Oscar tiene 36 años de edad, vive con su compañera de vida y cuatro hijos de 8, 10, 12 y 14 años de edad respectivamente. Él es una persona trabajadora, que toda su vida ha trabajado en la agricultura y ganadería, estas actividades las aprendió gracias a su papá, quien le enseño la manera de ganarse la vida honradamente, a pesar de su grado académico, Oscar a puesto todo de su parte para superarse y también forma parte de un comité que le ha fortalecido sus conocimientos educativos.
El préstamo que solicita Oscar, será invertido en la compra de dos vacas lecheras, con el objetivo de tener una fuente de ingresos y la otra parte la empleara en la compra de una achicadora para riego de la agricultura en verano. Debido a que Oscar tiene los residuos de la cosecha de invierno, quiere comprar ganado para aprovechar el pasto y obtener ganancias de la venta de la leche. De esta manera Oscar continuara trabajando en lo que siempre ha realizado y generar ingresos extra que le ayude a él y a su familia.
Con esos ingresos, él desea terminar de construir su casa que tiene las paredes y le falta el techo, ese es su mayor deseo el tener su propia vivienda.
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.