Luis is 42 years old, is married, and has 2 children (ages 17 and 20). He only completed school up to the 9th grade, due to his family's financial problems. His wife is a housewife and also helps him with the farming.
He has been a farmer since he was a child, having been taught the trade well by his parents. Currently, he works alongside his children and his wife. In the morning, he milks his cows, sells the milk, and then cares for his animals that are out to pasture.
This loan will be used to buy a milk cow that a family member wants to sell him. His milk production and his family's income will increase.
Due to a lack of space on his property, Luis is planning to buy a plot of land where he can keep his animals. For the moment, he rents some land near his house for this purpose. In this way, he will be able to care for them better and also avoid an unneeded expense.
Luis de 42 años de edad, esta acompañado y tiene dos hijos de 17 y 20 años de edad, realizo sus estudios hasta noveno grado debido a las dificultades económicas de su familia. Su esposa es ama de casa y también le colabora con las actividades agrícolas.
Es agricultor desde niño, su padre lo instruyo bien en el oficio, hoy en día trabaja la tierra con sus hijos y su esposa durante la mañana ordeña el ganado, vende la leche y cuida los animales en el potrero.
El préstamo será utilizado para comprar una vaca lechera, que le vende un familiar. Aumentaran la producción de leche y los ingresos de la familia.
Debido a la falta de espacio en la vivienda, Luis tiene planeado comprar un terreno donde pueda tener los animales, porque hasta el momento alquila un terreno cerca de la casa para poder guardarlos y esto le genera cierto gasto.
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.