Rigoberto, 53, went to school through sixth grade. He has been married for 36 years, and his wife works in the home. Their three children no longer live with them, but a foster daughter and a granddaughter do.
He is a farmer and shopkeeper with 12 years experience in traveling to sell fruits and vegetables. He also has 5 years experience of running his own shop from his home. He learned these skills on his own and decided to work in this sector because he doesn't earn much from farming. He developed his work himself and is going to sell every day in the mornings.
He is requesting this loan to buy rice, oil, sweets, and other basic necessity items. This will help him have a better income and satisfy the purchasing demand in the community so people don't have to go far to shop.
His goal is to open a stall in his town's market so he doesn't have to go far from his home to sell anymore. Rigoberto wants his family to have a decent life and he wants them to learn to work hard and be good people. He will also invest part of the loan into repairing his home, since he wasn't able to finish this project, due to a lack of money. This will give his family more space.
Rigoberto de 53 años de edad, estudio hasta sexto grado, esta casado desde hace 36 años, su pareja se dedica a los oficios domésticos, sus tres hijos ya no viven con él, solo una hija de crianza y una nieta.
Él es agricultor y comerciante, tiene 12 años de dedicarse a la venta de frutas y verduras de forma ambulante y 5 años de haber puesto su propia tienda en su casa. El trabajo lo aprendió solo y decidió dedicarse a eso, porque lo que le genera la agricultura es poco. Desarrolla su trabajo solo y va a vender todos los días por la mañana.
El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar arroz, aceite, golosinas y otros artículos de primera necesidad; esto le ayudara a tener mejores ingresos y satisfacer la demanda de compra que tiene en la comunidad y no vayan lejos a comprar.
Su objetivo, es instalar un puesto de venta en el mercado de su municipio, para ya no salir a vender fuera de su casa. Espera que su familia tenga una vida digna y aprendan a luchar trabajando y que sean personas de bien. La ganancia del préstamo la invertirá en arreglar una parte de su casa, que por falta de dinero no ha podido terminar. Así, tendrá mas espacio para su familia.
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.