Mario is 61 years old, married, and has two children. He started farming as a very young child, along with his parents and siblings. Due to his family's financial situation, he was not able to go to school, because he had to work a lot. He got married when he was twenty years old and started working on his own to support his family. In order to purchase farm supplies, he travels nearly two miles from his home. He pays for a vehicle to transport him and then carries the merchandise in a cart over half a mile to the place where he has his crops.
The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to purchase fertilizer so that he can grow corn on .16 acres of land. He intends to increase production with this investment in order to improve his family's living standards. In the future he wants to expand his crops.
Don Mario tiene 61 años de edad, es casado y tienen dos hijos. Él se dedica desde muy pequeño a la agricultura junto son su padre y sus hermanos. Por razones económicas en su familia, él no pudo asistir a la escuela, pues tenía que trabajar mucho. A sus 20 años se caso y empezó a trabajar por su propia cuenta para mantener a su familia. Para comprar los insumos agrícolas se desplaza a tres kilómetros de su casa, paga un vehiculo para transportarse, luego traslada la mercadería en una carreta durante un kilómetro hasta el lugar donde tiene sus cultivos.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar abono, fertilizantes, para cultivar 7,000 metros de maíz. Con la inversión pretende mejorar su producción para mejorar el nivel de vida de su familia. En un futuro desea ampliar la cantidad de sus cultivos.
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.