A loan of $425 helped to rebuild the walls of his house and also to build a room for his stepdaughter.

José Del Rosario's story

In the photograph, José appears with his wife, Guillermina.

José is 46 years old. He is married and has one stepdaughter.

He is a farmer and he also knows how to do masonry work. He lives with his wife and his stepdaughter in a house made of adobe with wood framework. Other family members live on the same property, including his father-in-law, brothers-in-law, uncles and other family members, but in separate houses. In total there are 11 people, all of whom are farmers and who contribute to the household economy.

José started out as a masonry laborer, but out of necessity he had to learn farming activities and grow corn for his family. It was his father who taught him how to do this. For three years José has rented a piece of land where he plants 3,500 square meters and has a minimum production of 12 sacks of corn.

José is requesting the loan from Fundación Campo to improve his house. He wants to rebuild the walls of the house because they are cracked and also to build a room for his stepdaughter because the house doesn’t have bedrooms because it is very small. This would put the house in better conditions to withstand the rainy season.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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