José is 34 years old, married and has two children. He has worked in agriculture since he was a kid, together with his siblings. Since their father abandoned them, they had to work in order to support their family. When he was 13, he worked in a bus, collecting the fare. When he was 23, he started working in agriculture, and when he turned 24, he got married and had two children. He buys the agricultural supplies in a city located six kilometers from his house, so he has to pay to transport them back home.
José is requesting a loan to Fundación Campo to buy fertilizers, compost and seeds in order to grow corn in a 14,000 m2 [150,000 ft2] piece of land. With the loan, he hopes to improve his family’s quality of life. With a better income, he will be able to buy a piece of land and build a house there.
José tiene 34 años de edad, es casado y tiene dos hijos. Desde muy pequeño a trabajado en la agricultura junto a su hermanos; debido a que su padre los abandono y ellos se vieron obligados a trabajar para sostener a la familia. A los 13 años de edad trabajo como cobrador en un autobús, al os 23 años de edad empezó a trabajar en la agricultura y a los 24 años se caso y procreo dos hijos. Los insumos agrícolas los adquiere en una ciudad que esta a 6 kilómetros de su casa; Luigi tiene que pagar transporte para que los traslade a su casa.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar fertilizantes, abonos, semillas para cultivar 14,000 metros cuadrados de maíz. Con el crédito pretende mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia, al recibir mejores ingresos económicos podrá comprar un terreno para construir su 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.