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Roberto Nolasco
Roberto is 65 years old. During his childhood, he studied through the fourth grade but his parents told him that he had to work in order to help the family since there were nine children. Roberto got married at the age of 22 and he is the father of two daughters, ages 27 and 37. The older daughter has been living in the United States for the past four years so that she can provide for the needs of her family and offer a better quality of life to her two young children who live with Don Roberto. The younger daughter takes care of the household duties and earns a little bit of income by making hammocks.

Roberto’s parents taught him how to work on a farm, in particular growing agave and raising cattle. His two young grandchildren attend school in the community. At the moment, Roberto grows corn, beans, and sorghum, in addition to raising cattle. He buys his farming supplies in the city. In order to do this, he must board two buses and travel 40 minutes in order to reach his destination. He buys cattle at the street market that is located 30 minutes from the highway. Roberto must pay for transportation costs in order to get the cattle to his pasture. His daughter, wife, and grandchildren help with taking care of the cattle while he is busy looking after the crops.

The loan he is requesting will be used to buy two cows worth $600 USD each at the street market. The rest of the money will be used for repairs around his farm since he needs to enclose his land. At the moment, the cattle are able to leave the property since the existing wire fence is in bad condition. The money will be of great benefit to Roberto since he needs to increase the number of cattle in his herd so that he can produce milk and other products to feed his family. Once he is assured that his family is taken care of, Roberto can sell the cattle in the future in hopes of earning more income.

Among Don Roberto’s aspirations is to gradually increase his herd of cattle so that he can sell milk and other dairy products to the community since he has been in this trade from a young age. He hopes to remain healthy so that he can teach his grandchildren how to farm since his daughters are already grown. In the long term, he also wants to whitewash his house with cement and sand. His house is made of adobe and in need of a few repairs.
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Roberto de 65 años, en su infancia estudio hasta 4º grado, ya que sus padres le dijeron que tenia que trabajar para ayudar a la familia que era de nueve hermanos, es casado desde que tenia 22 años, es padre de familia de dos hijas de 27 y 37 años de edad, la mayor reside en los Estados Unidos desde hace cuatro años, se fue al ver las necesidades que tiene la familia y para darle una mejor calidad de vida a sus dos pequeños hijos quienes viven con don Roberto, la hija menor le ayuda a los oficios del hogar y trabaja un poco en la elaboración de hamacas.

Los padres de Roberto, le enseñaron el trabajo en la agricultura, los cultivos de mezcal y la crianza de ganado, sus dos pequeños nietos estudian en la comunidad educación básica. Actualmente se dedica a la siembra de maíz, frijoles, maicillo y la crianza de ganado.

Compra los insumos agrícolas en la ciudad, para ello debe abordar dos buses y es un trayecto de 40 minutos hasta llegar al destino, el ganado lo compra en el tiangue que esta a 30 minutos de camino, y tiene que pagar el viaje para que le lleven el ganado a los potreros.

Su hija, su esposa y los nietos siempre le están ayudando en el cuido del ganado, mientras él esta en los cultivos.


El préstamo que esta solicitando es, para la compra dos vacas de $600.00 cada una, las que comprara en el tiangue. El resto de dinero lo necesita para el arreglo de potreros, pues necesita cercar los terrenos, pues ahorita se le sale el ganado por que tiene el cerco de alambre en mal estado.

El crédito vendrá a beneficiar en gran medida al cliente, pues necesita incrementar el numero de ganado, para tener leche y sacar los derivados para la alimentación de la familia. Con ello asegurara la alimentación y también, en el futuro poder vender ganado y obtener mayores ingresos económicos.

Don Roberto, dentro de sus sueños esta seguir incrementando poco a poco su ganado y vender leche o sus derivados en la comunidad, pues es un rubro que conoce desde pequeño. Espera seguir con la salud que tiene de momento, para enseñarle a sus nietos los trabajos del campo, pues sus hijas ya son mayores. También, en el largo plazo desea repellar su vivienda con cemento y arena, pues su casa es de adobe y necesita algunas mejoras.

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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.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
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  • $25,635,150
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    Loan transacted in USD
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A loan of $1,500 helped Roberto Nolasco to buy two cows and to pay for repairs around his farm.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 13, 2013
Listed
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Expired:
Oct 23, 2013