José, age 31, is married and has four children. He lends his services to the naval armed forces of the country. In his free time he grows corn. He has been doing this work since he was 12 years old, and he learned from his father. He gets the agricultural supplies in a city that is two and a half kilometers from his house.
The loan that he is requesting from the Fundación Campo is to buy agricultural supplies for his corn and bean crops. He wishes to do so ahead of time because he does not have much free time due to his work.
With what he earns from his job he can only pay for some household expenses. He is not able to buy the agricultural supplies.
His wish is to improve his house and for his children to become professionals.
José tiene 31 años de edad, esta casado y tiene cuatro hijos. Él presta sus servicios en la fuerza armada naval del país, y en su tiempo libre cultiva maíz trabajo que realiza desde los 12 años de edad; aprendió de su padre. Los insumos agrícolas los adquiere en una ciudad que esta a dos kilómetros y medio de su casa.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar insumos agrícolas para su cultivo de maíz y fríjol, y lo desea hacer de manera anticipada porque no tiene mucho tiempo libre debido a su trabajo. Con lo que gana en su empleo solo le ajusta para algunos gastos del hogar y no puede comprar los insumos agrícolas. Su deseo es mejorar su vivienda y que sus hijos sean unos profesionales.
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.