Update on Brenda AliciaBrenda is a 29-year old woman and single mother of two boys, aged 4 and 7. She lives with her mother and two brothers, and they all have been working in the cultivation of basic grains for around 15 years. Brenda's grandparents left them a land where they could cultivate and breed pigs, what they have done for three years now. She lives on a hill and, given that it's not accessible to animals (horses, donkeys) or vehicles, she needs to walk down to buy the supplies. She then needs to take the bus and ride 24 km to the city.
She's requesting a loan to Fundación Campo to buy farming supplies (formula, sulfates and pesticides) to cultivate 14,000 sqm of corn, using seeds from last year's harvest. If she has the funding to cultivate, she will wait for the corn prices to improve (she has not sold last year's harvest yet because prices have been too low) but won't waste time and will prepare the harvest for this year as well.
Ella vive en un cerro, para comprar los insumos tiene que bajar el cerro caminando; por que no hay acceso de animales (caballo, burro) ni de vehículos. Al llegar al lugar en donde aborda el autobús, debe de viajar durante unos 24 kilómetros hasta llegar a la ciudad.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a Fundación Campo, es para comprar insumos agrícolas (formula, sulfato y pesticidas) para sembrar 14,000 metros cuadrados de maíz, la semilla a utilizar para la siembra es la de la cosecha anterior. Al contar con el dinero para cultivar, esperaría que el precio del maíz tenga buen precio, ya que por el momento no ha vendido el de la cosecha anterior porque el precio de venta es bastante bajo y tiene que esperar a que mejore y con el préstamo no perdería tiempo y podrá realizar la cosecha de este año. Ella comenta, que además de realizar trabajos agrícolas también le gustaría criar en mayor cantidad cerdos, por lo menos unos ocho.
Previous Loan DetailsBrenda, 27, is single. Her parents taught her to work in the fields when she was very little. Today she works alongside her siblings planting corn. The loan she’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy farm supplies to plant corn and obtain a harvest to sell and for home consumption. She wa... More from Brenda Alicia's previous loan »
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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