Mario, 55, is married and has four children. From the age of 12 he has earned a living in agriculture along with his two brothers. His childhood was difficult because his father didn't live with them, so he and his two brothers worked to support their mother and their younger siblings. They worked as employees of other people, but as time went by he got married and began to work on his own with his wife and older children.
To buy agricultural supplies he has to travel to a city five kilometers from his house, then pay for private transportation to get the supplies home.
The loan he's requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy two bovines. He wants to buy the bovines to make the most of the pasture he owns. He'll feed them and then sell them so he has an additional income, to give his family a better future.
Don Mario tiene 55 años de edad, es casado y tiene cuatro hijos. Desde la edad de los 12 años se dedica a la agricultura junto a sus dos hermanos. Su niñez fue muy dura, ya que su padre no vivía con ellos, por lo que él y sus dos hermanos mayores trabajaban para mantener a su mamá y a sus otros hermanos menores. Trabajaban como empleados de otras personas; pero en la medida que trascurrió el tiempo él se caso y empezó a trabajar en lo propio, junto a su esposa e hijos mayores.
Para comprar los insumos agrícolas, tiene que viajar a una ciudad que esta a cinco kilómetros de su casa; luego paga transporte particular para llevar los insumos hasta su casa. El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar dos bovinos. Desea comprar los bovinos, ya que quiere aprovechar el pasto que posee para alimentarlos y venderlos posteriormente para recibir un ingreso extra; para brindar un mejor futuro a su familia.
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.