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Miguel Ángel
Miguel is a 63-year-old person; he has a spouse and 11 children. He’s a person who attended school when he was little and went up to 9th grade. With that level of education he’s been able to fend for himself in life in various jobs. He’s worked in construction building houses, in agriculture and now as a merchant selling cattle and minor livestock like pigs; he learned this from his father and friends of his father. He’s been a livestock merchant for about 10 years and comments that he does very well. Occasionally when he gets sick he’s unable to go out to work because he lives alone at home because his wife’s abroad. All of the children he’s had are already married but one of his daughters is always watching over him.

In addition to buying and selling animals, he also grows sugarcane. He makes a sweet from sugarcane called “atado de dulce” [unrefined whole cane sugar] that he sells in the square because despite his age he’s always active working to support himself.

To buy pigs, cows and his food he must travel by truck, car or on foot when transportation is unavailable because transportation on weekends is very difficult to come by in the zone he lives in; it becomes very scarce.

The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy more pigs and cows because he’s been unable to sell the atado de dulce he has stored in his small warehouse located at home because the sweet’s price is very low and in order not to be idle he’s thought of buying animals with the money he’s requested to have an additional source of income to cover his expenses.
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Miguel es una persona de 63 años de edad, esta acompaño y tiene 11 hijos. Él es una persona que desde pequeño estudiaba y llego a noveno grado y con ese grado de educación sea defendido en su vida con diferentes trabajos. Se ha desempeñado como albañil, en construcción de casas, también en la agricultura y hoy en el comercio de ganado y especies menores como el cerdo esto lo aprendió con su padre y amigos de su padre en el comercio de animales tiene como 10 años, comenta que le va muy bien en ocasiones ya que cuando se enferma no puede salir a trabajar; ya que vive solo en su casa por que su esposa se encuentra fuera del país; todos los hijos que a tenido ya están casados pero una de las hijas esta siempre pendiente de él.

Ademas de comprar y vender animales, tiene cultivo de caña y del producto que saca de la caña que es el dulce de atado lo vende en la plaza pues el a pesar de los años que tiene siempre, se encuentra activo trabajando para poder mantenerse.

Para comprar los cerdos, las vacas, su alimentación personal debe de viajar en camiones, en carro, o a pie cuando no hay transporte por que en la zona donde vive los fines de semana es muy difícil de encontrar transporte se vuelve escaso.

El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar mas cerdos y vacas; por que no a podido vender el atado de dulce que tiene almacenado en su bodega pequeña que esta ubicado en su casa, debido a que el precio del dulce esta muy bajo entonces para no estar sin hacer nada a pensado comprar animales con el dinero que solicitara para tener otra entrada de dinero para sus gastos.



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About CrediCampo

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.

About El Salvador

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 644
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,202,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Expired
A loan of $1,500 helped Miguel Ángel to buy more pigs and cows.
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 3, 2013
Listed
Jun 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Expired:
Jul 24, 2013