Mario, 29, is married and has 2 children. He has been farming ever since he was a child; his father taught him to farm. He has been farming for 15 years, and he lives with his wife and his child.
He gets up at 4am in order to milk his cows. Later he takes them to feed in the pastures that are 3 kilometers from his house. After this, he proceeds to his 21,000 square meters of land to work. He walks 6 kilometers to get to the bus stop, so that he can get to the city to buy farming supplies for his corn fields.
He is requesting a loan from Fundacion Campo to buy farming supplies so that he can get a good harvest of corn. With the income he receives from the sale of his harvest he hopes to do construction work on his house, because it is a wattle and daub house, and he wants to have a decent home for his family.
Mario tiene 29 años de edad, es casado y tiene dos hijos. Desde que era un niño se dedica a realizar trabajos agrícolas, fue su papá quien le enseño. Se dedica a la siembra desde hace 15 años, vive junto a su esposa y un hijo.
Él se levanta a las 4:00 a.m. a ordeñar sus vacas, para luego llevarlas a pastorear al terreno que esta a tres kilómetros de distancia de su vivienda, después procede a trabajar en los 21,000 metros cuadrados de terreno. Él camina seis kilómetros hasta llegar a la parada de autobuses, para trasladarse a la ciudad a comprar los insumos para su milpa.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundacion Campo, es para comprar los insumos agrícolas para obtener una buena cosecha de maíz. Con los ingresos que reciba de la venta de su cosecha espera, construir su casa, ya que es de baharaque y desea tener una vivienda digna para 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.