Mario is 32 years of age, and lives with his life partner and two children. Two years ago he started running a small shop, which he has improved through a lot of effort. It formerly belonged to his mother, and she was the person who taught him how to run it. Twice a month Mario travels 40 kilometers to arrive at the place where he buys stock for the store, as he buys wholesale.
Mario has requested this loan from Fundación Campo to buy more merchandise for his store, such as assorted items and sports clothing. This is because his customers ask for these products and he does not have them. He will therefore be able to strengthen his business, allowing him to sell more products and have more income, which he will invest in improving his home.
Mario tiene 32 años de edad, vive con su compañera de vida y sus dos hijos. Desde hace dos años instalo una pequeña tienda, que con mucho esfuerzo la ha mejorado. Antes era de su mamá y fue ella quien le enseño a administrarla. Él viaja cuarenta kilómetros para llegar al lugar donde compra la mercadería para su tienda dos veces al mes, debido a que compra por mayor.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar más mercadería para la tienda como chinas y ropa deportiva; porque sus clientes le buscan esa mercadería y no la posee. Así, podrá fortalecer su negocio, a fin de vender más productos y recibir más ingresos para invertirlo en mejorar su vivienda.
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.