Walter has a strong desire to get ahead. At a very early age he began to work with his father in agriculture. But at age 15, he learned how to butcher pigs, cattle and other animals for human consumption. He is well known in his area, and he also offers his services to other people who seek him to butcher animals. Every day he rises at 4 a.m. to start his workday.
Walter is requesting this loan through Fundación Campo to buy tile, sand, iron and cement and to pay for the labor to build a retaining wall for the home that he recently built of adobe and earth. He says that the retaining wall is necessary to provide security for his home. Walter will use the rest of the loan to buy four pigs to butcher. With the loan, Walter will fulfill one of his greatest dreams, which is to live in his own home with his wife and son, as up until now he has been renting.
El préstamo que esta solicitando Fundacion Campo, es para comprar teja, arena, hierro, cemento y pago de mano de obra. Para construir un muro de contención a la vivienda que recién acaba de construir de bahareque y barro. El muro de contención es necesario, ya que le brindara seguridad a su hogar y el resto del crédito será para comprar cuatro cerdos para destazo. Walter, podrá cumplir uno de sus mas grandes sueños y es vivir en casa propia en compañía de su esposa e hijo, debido a que todo este tiempo ha estado alquilando.
About CrediCampoThis 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.
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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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