Pedro has worked in agriculture all his life, but he is now looking for other business opportunities such as planting vegetables; he has support from institutions such as the Centro Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria y Forestal (CENTA) [National Centre for Agricultural and Forest Technology] which provide technical assistance and help with agricultural supplies.
He will use this loan to repair a heavy cargo vehicle which is unusable and needs costly repairs. He has to change some parts of the motor which are very expensive.
Pedro's dream is to always cultivate the land with vegetables and fruit trees so that his children and grandchildren will never lack food and will be able to grow up strong and healthy.
Pedro se ha dedicado a la agricultura toda la vida, pero hoy en día está buscando otras oportunidades de negocio como: la siembra de hortalizas, ya que tiene el apoyo de instituciones como el Centro Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria y Forestal (CENTA) que le brinda asistencia técnica y ayuda con insumos agrícolas.
El préstamo lo utilizará para reparar un vehículo de carga pesada, ya que se le arruino y requiere de un gasto un poco elevado, porque hay que cambiar algunas piezas del motor y son muy caras.
Pedro, su sueño es cultivar siempre la tierra con hortalizas y frutales, para que no le falte nada de alimentación a sus hijos, nietos y puedan crecer fuertes y sanos.
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This loan is part of a CrediCampo project to help rural farmers living in extreme poverty plant basic grains to feed their families. Excess product is sold on the local market. These loans are smaller than the typical loans offered by this field partner, and guarantee requirements are also reduced. Individuals who receive this type of loan also get access to technical assistance, information on good environmental practices and increased access to farm inputs like fertilizer. This is considered a high risk loan due to the population and loan purpose, and CrediCampo is one of the very few institutions in El Salvador willing to working with these farmers.
About CrediCampoThis 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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