José is a 44-year old man, married and father of two children. He's been working in agriculture for 20 years, an activity that he learned from his parents. In order to buy the farming inputs he needs to cultivate corn, "pipían" (cushaw) and chili, he uses a pick up.
He will use the requested loan to Fundación Campo to buy fertilizer, weed-killer and foliar sprays for his corn crop, as well as sweet chili to sow 7,000 sqm of chili. This way he will have the inputs he needs to cultivate and harvest the products to later sell and obtain income for his family. His dream is to build a better house, as his current one is made of bamboo canes plastered with mud.
José tiene 44 años de edad, es casado y tiene dos hijos. Tiene 20 años de dedicarse a la agricultura, lo aprendió de sus padres quienes se dedicaron esa actividad productiva. Para comprar los insumos agrícolas para su cultivo de maíz, pipían y chile se desplaza en pick up.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar fertilizantes, herbicidas, foliares para su cultivo de maíz y para comprar chile dulce para sembrar 7,000 metros cuadrados de chile. Así, tendrá los insumos que necesita para realizar sus cultivos y obtener sus cosechas para venderlas y recibir un ingreso para su familia. Su deseo es construir una casa mejor ya que la que tiene es de bahareque.
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.