Miguel is 62 years old, married, and has six children. Since he was very little, he did agricultural work together with his father and brothers. At the age of 19, he got married and began working on his own. Then he worked with livestock and his wife and children helped him. In order to buy agricultural supplies, he must travel a distance of 3 kilometers from his house until reaching a place where he boards a vehicle that takes him to the site where he makes his purchases. After that, he must move the supplies to the field where he has his crops. He has to pay a cart driver to transport them.
The loan that he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to complete the balance of the money needed to buy two oxen. With this investment, he will no longer have to pay for the transport of agricultural supplies to his field, but instead will be able to do it himself with his oxen. His wish to is provide his younger children with an education and work in the company of his older children.
Don Miguel tiene 62 años de edad, es casado y tiene seis hijos. Desde muy pequeño, se dedica a realizar trabajos agrícolas junto a su padre y hermanos. A los 19 años de edad, se caso y empezó a trabajar por su propia cuenta. Después, se dedico a trabajar con ganado y su esposa e hijos le ayudan. Para comprar los insumos agrícolas, debe viajar a una distancia de tres kilómetros desde su casa hasta el lugar en donde aborda un vehiculo que lo conduce al lugar en donde realiza sus compras. Después, debe de trasladar los insumos hasta el terreno donde tiene sus cultivos, debe pagar un carretero para que se los lleve.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para completar el dinero para comprar dos bueyes. Con la inversión ya no tendrá que pagar para que le trasladen los insumos al terreno sino que él mismo lo hará con sus bueyes. Su deseo, es brindarles el estudio a sus hijos menores y trabajar en compañía de sus hijos mayores.
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.