69 year old Don Miguel, along with his wife, has a very large family with 12 kids. Don Miguel studied through third grade but, because of a lack of economic resources, he didn't stay in school. But, with effort and work, he has been able to bring up his family. One of his children went abroad so that he could help the family economically. Two others are married and independent, and the rest still live with Don Miguel and also work. His wife looks after the house. Every year, in the winter, Don Miguel cultivates his 2.82 hectares of land, growing corn, beans, and millet. In the summer he works for a company making tiles in order to put bread on the table every day.
Don Miguel will buy the construction materials to make his house larger and to improve the family's quality of life and comfort. He wants to build 2 rooms so that his children have more space and privacy.
Don Miguel's dream is that every one of his children will have their own room.
Don Miguel de 69 años de edad, junto con su esposa tienen una familia muy numerosa conformada por doce hijos, don Miguel logro cursar tercer grado de estudio, por falta de recursos economicos no continuo estudiando; pero con esfuerzo y trabajo a logrado sacar adelante a su familia, uno de sus hijos se fue al extranjero para poder ayudar a la familia economicamente, dos mas se casaron e independizaron los demas aún viven con don Miguel y tambien trabajan, su esposa se dedica a los quehaceres del hogar. Don Miguel en el invierno cultiva todos los años 2.82 hectareas de milpa sembrando maiz, frijoles y maicillo y en el verano don Miguel se dedica a la elaboracion de teja en un negocio particular para llevar el pan de cada dia.
Don Miguel comprara materiales de construccion para ampliar su vivienda y mejorar la calidad de vida y comodidad, ya que quiere construir dos habitaciones más para que sus hijos tengan mayor espacio y privacidad.
El sueño de Don Miguel es que cada uno de sus hijos tengan una habitacion individual.
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.