Jose, 67, attended school through the first year of high school. He is married, and has 3 children who are all now independent. His wife is a homemaker.
Jose has 50 years of experience working in agriculture. He learned everything he knows from his father. Every day, he gets up at 5am to go to work on his farm, and he returns around 1pm. He also raises and sells livestock.
He will use this loan to buy 2 calves that he will fatten with the by-products of his corn harvest and sell in 4 months.
He wants to continue to repeat this routine, as he has already bought cattle to fatten and sell for a number of years, and this has provided him with 4 dairy cows. He plans to continue to work so that he can leave his farm to his children.
José de 67 años de edad, estudio hasta primer año de bachillerato, está casado y tiene 3 hijos, todos ellos independizados. Su esposa es ama de casa.
José tiene 50 años de experiencia trabajando en agricultura, todo lo que sabe lo aprendió de su padre, todos los días se levanta a las 5 de la mañana, para ir a trabajar donde tiene sembrado y regresa cerca de la 1 de la tarde. Además cría y vende ganado.
El préstamo será utilizado para comprar dos terneras, que serán engordadas con los residuos de la cosecha de maíz y venderlos 4 meses después.
Quiere seguir repitiendo la rutina, tiene ya varios años que compra ganado para engordar y vender y le han quedado 4 vacas lecheras, piensa seguir trabajando así para heredar a sus hijos.
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.