Santos Ángel’s story
Santos is 51 years old and studied up to 6th grade. His wife looks after the domestic tasks. They have three children, of whom the oldest son lives separately and just the two younger daughters live at home.
Santos makes a living from agriculture and raising livestock. He learnt this from his parents and now it is his main source of income. The plot of land where he works is some 6km from his house. He works for 8 hours a day and his wife and daughter help out, bringing him food. Apart from this he occasionally works as a bricklayer.
Santos will use this loan to buy pigs to raise and butcher and also to pay for agricultural supplies and pay for labourers.
He dreams of having a farm with 50 pigs and making good use of the profits from all his work.
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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.