Jose, 64, studied until the sixth grade. He is married and has two adult sons. His wife does not work as she already has trouble walking and their children live independently.
Jose has forty years of experience working as a carpenter, which he learned from his father as there were few opportunities of formal employment.
The loan that he is requesting from CREDICAMPO is to buy wood so he will always have wood available to make and fix the furniture that his neighbors need.
Jose dreams of having two milk cows to assure a source of food and to make some extra income.
José de 64 años de edad, estudio hasta sexto grado, esta casado y tiene dos hijos mayores de edad, su esposa no trabaja ya que tiene problemas para caminar y sus hijos viven de manera independiente.
José tiene 40 años de experiencia en trabajos de carpintería, trabajo que aprendió con su padre y en vista de las pocas oportunidades de empleo formal.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a CREDICAMPO, es para comprar madera y tener siempre disponible para fabricar y reparar los muebles que sus vecinos necesitan.
José sueña con tener 2 vacas de raza lechera para asegurar su alimentación y tener algún ingreso extra.
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.