María is 63 years old. She is married and has one child. She has been working as a carpenter for the past fourteen years. She taught herself watching other people and then she started to practice. She was only a housewife before starting this work.
The loan that she is requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy a table saw to sand pieces. With the remaining money she will buy wood. She will be able to make furniture more quickly when she buys the saw, raising her customers’ level of satisfaction, and she will be able to make more pieces for sale. This work is the only source of income for her family. Her aim is to build a bigger shed where she can set up her carpentry workshop.
María tiene 63 años de edad, es casada y tiene un hijo. Ella se dedica a la carpintería desde hace catorce años, aprendió solo viendo y luego practico; antes solo se dedicaba a los oficios domésticos.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar una sierra de banco que sirve para pulir las piezas y el resto lo utilizara para comprar madera. Al comprar la sierra, podrá elaborar los muebles más rápido, elevando la satisfacción de los clientes y fabricando más piezas para la venta; ya que es su única fuente de ingresos para la familia. Su objetivo, es elaborar una galera más grande para instalar su taller de carpintería.
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.