José is 42 years old, married, and has eleven children. He has been farming since he was very young and it was his dad who taught him how. He also works as a builder's assistant.
José is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to buy seeds, pesticides and fertilizers, and to pay laborers to grow 14,000 square meters of corn.
As a result of this investment, José's production will increase. He will sell some of his crops and use the rest for his family's own consumption. What he would like is to make more income and improve his family's quality of life.
Don José tiene 42 años de edad, es casado y tiene once hijos. Desde muy pequeño se dedica a la agricultura y fue su papá quine le enseño. También trabaja como ayudante de un albañil.
Él solicita un préstamo a Fundación Campo, para comprar semilla, plaguicidas, fertilizantes y para pago de mano de obra, para cultivar 14,000 metros cuadrados de maíz.
Con la inversión obtendrá mayor producción, una parte de esta la vende y la otra es para consumo de su familia. Lo que desea es generar mayores ingresos y mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.
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.