Pedro is 38 and has a girlfriend. Since he was a small boy he has worked in farming with his grandfather. As the only male in the family (he has 5 sisters), he is solely responsible for supporting his family. At the age of 20, he met his girlfriend but still helped his mother and sisters. He also trades cattle. When he wants to buy farming supplies, he has to travel 10 kilometres, pay for some means of transport to get his purchases home and then pay a cart driver to have them moved to the farm. The loan which he is applying to Fundación Campo for will be used to buy fertiliser and manure, to prepare his land and pay his workers, and to grow corn. He believes that the investment will help him have a good harvest and sell his corn at a good price. This, in turn, will boost his income and enable him to build his own home.
Pedro tiene 38 años de edad, esta acompañado. Desde muy pequeño se ha dedicado a trabajar en la agricultura junto con su abuelo, siendo el único varón de cinco hermanos tenía toda la responsabilidad para ayudar a mantener a su familia. A los 20 años de edad se acompaño y siempre le ayudo a su madre y hermanas. También trabaja comercializando bovinos.
Para comprar los insumos agrícolas, debe viajar a 10 kilómetros de su casa, paga un medio de trasporte para que se los lleven a su casa y luego para un carretero para que los trasladen hasta el terreno.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar fertilizantes, abono, preparación del terreno y pago de mano de obra, para cultivar maíz. Con la inversión, pretende que su cosecha sea muy buena y poder venderla a buen precio para que sus ingresos sean mejores y poder construir su propia casa.
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.