Santos De Jesús
Now, at age 49, she works at a ranch. Her husband was the one who worked, but upon his death they allowed her to replace him. She also has two cows. She has always liked animals. She says that she gets up at 4:00 a.m. in order to make her breakfast. She then goes to leave her animals at the pasture. Then she goes to work, which takes her some 15 minutes walking from her house. She works six hours and then returns home.
She buys the materials in the city. In order to get there she needs to walk for 35 minutes. She lives one kilometer from the road on which the bus to the city goes. The trip is 40 minutes.
The loan that she is requesting from the Fundación Campo is to buy a bag of seeds, ten sacks of fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. This way she will buy the supplies for the crop. She already has the land prepared, but she needs the money for the supplies. That is why she is requesting the loan so that she can plant. This will guarantee corn for the whole year.
Her dream is to build her own house. She now lives with her son. She also dreams of being able to buy three more cows. In the future she dreams of having five dairy cows.
Ella compra los materiales en la ciudad y para llegar tiene que caminar a pie uno 35 minutos, pues ella vive a un kilómetro de la carretera, donde pasa el bus que la conduce a la ciudad el recorrido es de unos 40 minutos.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar una bolsa de semilla, 10 sacos de abono, pesticidas y herbicidas. De esta forma, comprara los insumos para el cultivo, pues el terreno ya lo tiene preparado pero le hace falta el dinero para los insumos; por eso esta solicitando el préstamo y no dejar de cultivar, debido a que de ahí asegura el maíz para todo el año.
Su sueño, es construir su propia casa, pues hoy vive con su hijo; a demás sueña con poder comprar otras tres vacas y a futuro sueña con tener unas 5 vacas lecheras,
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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