Roberto is 54 years old. He has worked in agriculture for a number of years, having learned it from his father. He gets up at 4:30 a.m. to go to the field where his corn and bean crops are. He spends most of his time there, and later goes home to do the household chores because his wife abandoned him and his children now live with their own families. The loan that he is requesting is to buy three heifers, which he will raise to produce milk to sell. His wish is to buy more cows to produce dairy products and have another source of income.
Don Roberto tiene 54 años de edad. Él se dedica a la agricultura desde hace varios años, aprendió junto con su padre. Se levanta a las 4:30 a.m. para dirigirse al terreno donde tiene sus cultivos de maíz y fríjol. Allí pasa el mayor tiempo, luego se dirige hacia su casa a realizar actividades hogareñas ya que su esposa lo abandono y sus hijos ya viven con sus respectivas familias.
El préstamo que esta solicitando, es para comprar tres novillas. Para que se conviertan en vacas y obtener leche para venderla. Su deseo, es comprar más vacas para elaborar lácteos y tener otra fuente de ingresos.
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.