Manuel is 59 years old, married, and has 3 children. Ever since he was very young, he has worked as a farmer, an occupation he learned from his parents. However, he also works as a trader who buys and sells pigs, and slaughters pigs on Saturdays. He carries out this work with his wife and their 3 children. His 2 oldest children sell bread from place to place on their bicycles.
Manuel travels by bus to the city to buy fertilizers for his corn crops, and to look for pigs to slaughter. He will use the loan that he is requesting to buy fertilizers and pesticides for his corn crops, and also to buy pigs to sell. With this investment in his crops he will get a greater yield, and so he expects to increase his earnings so that he can improve his family's quality of life. He will also benefit from the part of the loan that will be invested in buying pigs. With these earnings, he will be able to feed his family well and provide for their good health. He plans to buy a vehicle to transport the pigs that he acquires from the various markets.
Don Manuel tiene 59 años de edad, es casado y tiene tres hijos. Desde muy pequeño se dedica a la agricultura, actividad que la aprendió de sus padres; pero también se desempeña como comerciante vende y compra cerdos, destaza cerdos los días sábados; actividad que realiza con su esposa y sus tres hijos. Sus dos hijos mayores venden pan de manera ambulante en bicicletas.
Él viaja en autobús hasta la ciudad para comprar los fertilizantes para su cultivo de maíz y a buscar los cerdos para destazarlos. El préstamo que esta solicitando una parte será destinada a la compra de abono, pesticidas para su cultivo de maíz y la otra para comercializar con cerdos. Con la inversión su cultivo será más productivo; por lo que espera recibir mejores ganancias, a fin de mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia. Así como destinara buena parte de ella para comercializar con los cerdos. Con las ganancias, podrá brindar a su familia una buena alimentación y salud. Él planea comprar un vehiculo para transportar los cerdos que adquiere en los diferentes tiangues.
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.