A loan of $1,200 helped to buy cows.


Celia's story

Señora Celia E. F. is 31 years old and has been married for more than eleven years. She has two daughters and a son. When school is over for the day, the two girls help her look after the cows. Celia puts her son in a nursery in the afternoons. She lives in the community of Sumumpaya in Cochabamba where she has three cows, the milk from which she sells to a small cheese-making business.

Celia looks after the cows in the mornings, and in the afternoons works as a cook for a local business. Her husband has been in charge of maintenance at the cemetery for almost 15 years.

The loan will be used to buy two cows so that the production of milk can be increased. This will also improve Celia’s earnings so that it will no longer be necessary for her to work in the afternoons; she can spend the whole day caring for the cows and spend more time with her daughters. The family was robbed two months earlier and lost almost everything they owned. They see this loan as a chance to get back on their feet financially.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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