He buys soil amendments, fertilizer, and other inputs in the closest city, about 30 minutes from his house. He takes a bus that goes by only once a day, so he has to pay attention to the time. To go out and wait for the bus he has to walk some 15 minutes. His children have the cart ready to carry the sacks to the house.
The loan he's requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy seed, fertilizer, soil amendments, herbicide, and pesticide for the crops. This way he'll cover his household needs with the profits from the sale of the harvest and save a little money for the next planting.
His goal is to cultivate more land to improve his family's quality of life.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar semilla, fertilizantes, abono, herbicidas, pesticidas, para cultivar. De esta manera, cubrirá las necesidades de su hogar con las ganancias que le deje la venta de la cosecha y ahorrar un poco para la próxima siembra. Su propósito es, cultivar más cantidad de terreno, mejorando la calidad de vida de su familia.
More information about this loan
This loan is part of a CrediCampo project to help rural farmers living in extreme poverty plant basic grains to feed their families. Excess product is sold on the local market. These loans are smaller than the typical loans offered by this field partner, and guarantee requirements are also reduced. Individuals who receive this type of loan also get access to technical assistance, information on good environmental practices and increased access to farm inputs like fertilizer. This is considered a high risk loan due to the population and loan purpose, and CrediCampo is one of the very few institutions in El Salvador willing to working with these farmers.
About CrediCampoThis 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.
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