Jorge is 54 years old, is married and has three adult children. He lives only with his wife. He has been a taxi driver for 16 years; thus his client base is substantial. He works from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
He is seeking a loan from Fundacion Campo in order to set up an electric mill and bring this service to his community, since there is no mill in the area where he lives. Thus, the business is fairly profitable for him and his family. His longer-term goal is to buy a second mill and expand his services so he can generate income that will enable him to have a better quality of life.
Jorge tiene 54 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene tres hijos mayores de edad. Él vive solo con su esposa. Él es taxista desde hace 16 años; por lo que su clientela es bastante grande. Trabaja de 6:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m.
El préstamo que esta solicitando Fundacion Campo, es para instalar un molino eléctrico de una tolva; brindar este servicio a la comunidad en donde vive, debido a que en ese lugar no hay un molino. Por lo que, el negocio es bastante rentable para Jorge y su familia. Su propósito, es comprar otro molino y ampliar el servicio para generar ingresos que le permita mejorar su vivienda.
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.