Today he lives in a rented mud house with his family. His daughters help him with the household chores; one works in the city as a housekeeper, the younger one studies in school, she has a 30 minute walk to arrive at her destination. Previously he worked making hammocks which he then sold in the city. Today he works farming (planting beans and corn) to support his family.
In order to buy the items to plant basic grains in the nearest city, it takes him 20 minutes to get to the highway to then take a bus or a car that travels throughout the area. The bus takes 30 minutes to arrive to the city.
The loan that he seeks with Fundación Campo is to buy 8 sacks of fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide for his corn, beans and millet. With the investment, he hopes to get a better result as far as crop production as he has a lot of experience. In the future he plans to buy land where he can build his own house and fight every day to help his daughter with her basic education.
Hoy en día, vive en una casa alquilada de bahareque con su familia. Sus hijas le ayudan en los que haceres del hogar, una trabaja en la ciudad como ama de casa, la menor estudia en una escuela, tiene que caminar por cerca de 30 minutos para llegar al destino. Él antes trabajaba tejiendo hamacas que luego las iban a vender a la ciudad, hoy en día trabaja en la agricultura (siembra de maíz, frijoles y maicillo) para el sustento de la familia.
Para comprar los insumos para las siembras de granos básicos en la ciudad mas cercana, que le queda a 20 minutos para salir a la carretera a tomar el autobús o sino en algún carro que circule por la zona, en autobús le toma cerca de 30 minutos para llegar.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 8 sacos de abono, herbicidas, pesticidas para su cultivo de maíz, fríjol y maicillo. Con la inversión, espera obtener un mayor rendimiento en cuanto a la producción, pues posee una amplia experiencia. Planea en el futuro comprar un terreno donde construir su propia casa y a la vez lucha cada día para ayudar a su hija en los estudios básicos.
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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