Mercedes is 62 years old and lives with his wife. He makes his living raising livestock; at the moment he only has five animals. He has more than fifteen years of experience working with livestock; he currently sells their milk as another source of income.
His wife bakes and sells bread. Sadly, they lost their son, which has been very painful, and his wife has suffered from depression, but she intends to recover and get back on her feet.
He is seeking a loan from Fundación Campo in order to pay off a debt that his wife currently has and to buy two dairy cows so that he can add to his herd of cattle and increase his milk production.
His goal is to sell cheese, curd and cream; at the moment he only sells milk.
Mercedes tiene 62 años de edad, es casado, vive junto a su esposa. Él se dedica a trabajar en la agricultura y a la crianza de ganado; por el momento solo tiene cinco animales. Su esposa se dedica a elaborar pan y venderlo. Ellos lastimosamente perdieron a su hijo y ella ha sufrido depresión; pero intenta reponerse. Él tiene más de quince años de trabajar con ganado; actualmente vende leche para obtener otros ingresos y comercializa con ganado.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para cancelar una deuda que posee su esposa y para comprar dos vacas lecheras, para incrementar el numero de ganando que posee y aumentar la cantidad de leche. Su propósito es vender, queso, cuajada y crema; ya que por el momento solo vende leche.
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.