Don José is 62, is a widower, and has four children. Throughout his life he has made a living through agricultural work; it was his parents who taught him. He buys his materials in a city that is 20 minutes from his house, and where the purchase is cheaper.
He asks for a loan from Fundación Campo in order to buy three cows and two sacks of fertilizer for his cultivation of corn. With the purchase of the cows he will be able to generate extra income for his home, fulfilling the need to have milk and cheese for his family and at the same time he will save having to purchase these. Don José wishes to have several cows in order to sell cheese throughout all of his community since it is very limited there and he believes that he would make a profit.
Don José tiene 62 años de edad, es viudo y tiene cuatro hijos. Él durante toda su vida se ha dedicado a realizar trabajos agrícolas, fueron sus padres quienes le enseñaron. Los insumos los compra en una ciudad que esta a veinte minutos de su casa y los compra más baratos.
Él solicita un préstamo a la Fundación Campo, para comprar tres vacas y dos sacos de abono para su cultivo de maíz. Con la compra de las vacas podrá generar un ingreso extra a su casa supliendo la necesidad de tener leche y queso para su familia al mismo tiempo que ahorrara su compra. Don José desea tener varias vacas para vender queso en toda su comunidad ya que es muy escaso allí y considera que obtendría ganancias.
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.