He gets up at 4:30 a.m. to go to work as a laborer until 7:30 a.m. Then he goes to work as a mason from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. He buys materials in a city that is one hour away by bus.
He is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to build a containment wall for his house, to avoid the continued erosion of the land. This way, he will rest assured that his family and his home are not in any danger. He also plans to build a brick house, since the one he lives in is made of metal sheets and is not safe.
Se levanta a las 4:30 a.m. para salir a trabajar de jornalero hasta las 7:30 a.m. luego se dirige a trabajar como albañil desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 5:00 p.m. los materiales los compra en una ciudad que esta a una hora en autobús.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para construir un muro de contención en su vivienda, para evitar que el terreno se siga erosionando. Así, él estará más tranquilo que su familia y su vivienda ya no corran peligro. Él planea construir una vivienda de ladrillo, debido a que en la que vive es de lámina y no es segura.
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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