José Del Rosario
José is 46 years old. He is married and has one stepdaughter.
He is a farmer and he also knows how to do masonry work. He lives with his wife and his stepdaughter in a house made of adobe with wood framework. Other family members live on the same property, including his father-in-law, brothers-in-law, uncles and other family members, but in separate houses. In total there are 11 people, all of whom are farmers and who contribute to the household economy.
José started out as a masonry laborer, but out of necessity he had to learn farming activities and grow corn for his family. It was his father who taught him how to do this. For three years José has rented a piece of land where he plants 3,500 square meters and has a minimum production of 12 sacks of corn.
José is requesting the loan from Fundación Campo to improve his house. He wants to rebuild the walls of the house because they are cracked and also to build a room for his stepdaughter because the house doesn’t have bedrooms because it is very small. This would put the house in better conditions to withstand the rainy season.
El señor José, tiene 46 años de edad, es casado con una hijastra.
Él es agricultor y tiene conocimientos de albañilería, vive con su esposa y su hijastra en una casa de adobe y baharaque, dentro de la misma propiedad viven otros familiares como su suegro, cuñados, tíos y demás familia pero en casas separadas, en total son 11 personas, todos son agricultores y contribuyen para la economía del hogar.
Don José inicialmente era obrero de albañilería, pero por la necesidad tuvo que aprender las actividades agrícolas y tener maíz para su familia, fue su papá quien le enseño estas actividades. Desde hace tres años, José alquila un terreno en donde cultiva 3,500 metros cuadrados y la producción es de 12 matates de maíz como mínimo.
Don José solicita el préstamo a Fundación Campo, para mejorar su vivienda como son el reconstruir las paredes de la vivienda, por que están rajadas y construir una habitación para su hijastra ya que la casa no tiene habitaciones, ya que es muy pequeña y la casa estará en mejores condiciones para que soporte el invierno.
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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