José, 42, is married and has four children. He’s been doing agricultural work since he was little because he was the oldest brother and had to help his father with the work. At the age of 19 he got married and continued working alongside his father but when his children were born he started to work for himself.
In order to buy his farm supplies, he has to travel to the city which is 15 kilometers from home and then he has to pay transport costs to bring them home. From home he takes them by cart to the place where he has his crops which is a kilometer from his house.
The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy fertilizer and manure and to pay labor costs for his corn crop. He hopes the investment will improve corn production and his standard of living and that his children are able to attend university.
José tiene 42 años de edad, es casado y tiene cuatro hijos. Desde muy pequeño se ha dedicado a realizar trabajos agrícolas, debido a que era el mayor de sus hermanos tenia que ayudarle a su papá con el trabajo. A la edad de 19 años, se caso y siempre continuo trabajando junto a su padre, cuando nacieron sus hijos empezó a trabajar en lo propio.
Para adquirir los insumos agrícolas tiene que viajar a la ciudad, ubicada a 15 kilómetros de su casa; luego paga transporte para llevárselos a su casa, de ahí los traslada en carreta al lugar en donde tiene sus cultivos que esta a un kilómetro de su casa.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar fertilizantes, abonos y para pago de mano de obra para su cultivo de maíz. Con la inversión, espera mejorar la producción de maíz y su nivel de vida, que sus hijos estudien en la universidad.
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.