He gets the fertilizer and herbicide he needs for his corn crops in the departmental capital. It takes him 30 minutes to get to the canton entrance, from where he has to carry the inputs on his back to his house.
The loan he's requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy two sacks of soil amendments and four liters of herbicide. This will help him buy the inputs he needs to grow 7,000 square meters of corn and have his crop in good condition with more suitable management.
He wants to remodel his house so his future children and heirs can have better living conditions than he had.
Los insumos que utiliza para la siembra de maíz como fertilizantes y herbicidas, los adquiere en la cabecera departamental. El tiempo que tarda en autobús en llegar a la entrada del cantón es de 30 minutos,y desde la entrada le toca cargar en la espalda los insumos hasta su casa.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar 2 sacos de abono, 4 litros de herbicida. Se le estará apoyando para que pueda comprar los insumos que necesitara para cultivar 7,000 metros cuadrados de maíz y pueda tener su cultivo en buenas condiciones y con un manejo mas adecuado.
Su deseo es, remodelar su casa para que sus futuros hijos y herederos puedan tener mejores condiciones de vida que las que tuvo él.
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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