José is 44 years old. He is married and has five children. All of his life he has worked in agriculture, a profession he learned from his father and he has handed down to his children. To buy agricultural supplies, he has to travel on roads that are in a bad state for an hour, when he arrives at a place where he boards the bus, which then takes him to the closest village.
The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to prepare the land to grow corn, since if he does not do so at this moment, the person who will rent to him can rent the land to another person, and he will not have a place to grow his crops. In this way, his house will at least not be without corn and beans. His greatest dream is to improve his home since it is constructed of wattle and daub and it is deteriorating, which is why he wants to improve it.
José tiene 44 años de edad, esta casado y tiene cinco hijos. Toda su vida se ha dedicado a trabajar en la agricultura; trabajo que aprendió de su padre y es algo que él ha heredado a sus hijos. Para comprar los insumos agrícolas, debe viajar por calles en mal estado durante una hora hasta llegar al lugar en donde aborda el autobús que lo conduce al pueblo más cercano.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para preparar el terreno para cultivar el maíz; ya que si no lo hace en este momento la persona que le alquilara le puede dar en alquiler el terreno a otra persona y él no tendrá donde cultivar. De esta manera, no faltara en su casa por lo menos el maíz y los frijoles. Su dese es mejorar su vivienda ya que esta construida de bahareque y esta deteriorado, por lo que desea mejorarla.
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.
A loan of $200 helped José Antonio to prepare the land to grow corn, since if he does not do so at this moment, the person who will rent to him can rent the land to another person, and he will not have a place to raise his crops.