Miguel is 31 years old and studied only up to the third form because his family was very poor, which made it difficult to stay in school. He is married, and his wife helps him with the farm. They have two children, aged 9 and 7, and Miguel's father lives with the family. Miguel started being a farmer at very tender age and learned the trade from his father. He explains that, since he was the eldest of five sons, it was his lot to work very hard, but he now thanks his father for teaching him everything, otherwise he could never have supported his family. Miguel starts working at 4.30 am. He prepares his tools, then walks 25 minutes to work, works for about six hours, and comes back in the afternoon to tend to his vegetable plot. He asks Credicampo for a loan in order to buy a yoke and a pair of oxen to till the land. He dreams of seeing his sons through university and hopes the youngest will become a professional football player. He would also like to buy a brick house, since their current house is made of metal sheets. He intends to repay his loan so as not be burdened by debt.
Miguel de 31 años de edad, estudió hasta 3° grado debido a la situación económica, se le era difícil continuar. Está acompañado y su pareja le ayuda en el trabajo agrícola, tienen dos hijos de 9 y 7 años de edad y vive su padre con ellos.
Miguel se dedica a la agricultura desde muy pequeño, oficio que aprendió con su padre, cuenta que por ser el primero de 5 hermanos le tocó trabajar duro, pero hoy le agradece a su padre que le haya enseñado a trabajar, pues de ese oficio está sacando a su familia adelante. Comienza su día a las 4:30 a.m. donde se levanta a preparar su equipo de trabajo, y se encamina para su trabajo donde tiene que caminar unos 25 minutos para llegar, luego trabaja 6 horas y regresa por la tarde y trabaja en hortalizas.
El préstamo que esta solicitando a CREDICAMPO, es para comprar una yunta de bueyes para trabajar.
Sus sueños son que sus hijos se preparen en una profesión universitaria, que su hijo pequeño sea un futbolista profesional, construir una casa de ladrillo, pues la que tiene es de lamina y pagar el crédito para tener las puertas abiertas.
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.