Santiago De Jesús
Santiago has always made a living working in agriculture. He learned this occupation from his parents. He also buy livestock to make a profit. He rides his bicycle five kilometers to get to where his plot of land is.
He will use the money from this loan to invest in the purchase of a young steer because he wants to have a pair of yoked steers. Santiago's dreams are to be able to get ahead in his work, have breeding cattle and have a dignified home where he can live together with his wife.
Santiago de 47 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar pues él era el mayor de 5 hermanos y tenía que ayudarles a sus padres a trabajar, está casado y su esposa se dedica a la venta de semillas de marañón, tiene 4 hijos pero ya están casados por lo tanto solo Santiago y su esposa viven en casa.
Santiago siempre se ha dedicado a trabajar en la agricultura, este oficio lo aprendió de sus padres, además compra ganado para sacar ganancias, se traslada en bicicleta 5 kilómetros para poder llegar hasta donde tiene su parcela.
El dinero del préstamo será invertido para comprar un novillo, pues quiere tener una yunta de bueyes.
Los sueños de Santiago son poder salir adelante con su trabajo, tener ganado de repasto y tener una vivienda digna donde pueda vivir junto a su esposa.
More information about this loan
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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