José, 35, is married and has three children, ages 11, 9, and 8, all of whom attend school. He stopped going to school to work and help his family because of financial difficulties.
José's a farmer. When he was little he worked with his father, from whom he learned everything he knows. Since then he has earned a living farming. José offers grinding services at home. He has a nixtamal [hominy] mill and his wife helps him with the customers. He farms from 6 in the morning until 12 noon, when he returns home and tends to the mill.
He'll use the loan to buy two containers for his mill because he only has two, which is not sufficient to take care of his customers. He has a lot of customers so they have to wait longer.
José's dream is to be able to have dairy cows and to work another job besides farming. He also wants to build a wall around his house to have better security. One of his goals for his children is to be able to help them go to school; he knows that studying is very important because it offers a lot of job opportunities.
José de 35 años de edad, esta casado y tiene 3 hijos de 11, 9 y 8 años de edad, todos asistiendo a la escuela. Debido a las dificultades economicas, José dejo de estudar para trabajar y ayudar a la familia en lo economico.
Es agricultor, desde pequeño trabajo con su padre de quien aprendio todo lo que sabe y desde entonces se dedica a trabajar la tierra. En su casa presta los servicios de molienda, tiemne un molino de nixtamal y su esposa lo ayuda en el servicio al cliente. Trabaja la tierra desde las 6 de la mañana hasta las 12 del mediodia, luege llega a su casa y atiende el molino.
El préstamo será utilizado para comprar dos depósitos al molino, y a que solamente posee 2 y no es suficiente para atender a los clientes, que son muchos y el tiempo de espera se hace mayor.
El sueño de Don José, es poder tener ganado lechero y dedicarse a otra actividad aparte de la agricultura. También desea construir un muro alrededor de su casa, para tener mayor seguridad. Uno de las metas que tiene con sus hijos, es poder ayudarles para que estudien, ya que reconoce que el estudio es muy importante y que ofrece muchas oportunidades de trabajo.
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.