A loan helped to buy concentrate to feed his cows. He will also buy straw to make a silo.


José Manuel's story

José didn't have the opportunity to go to school. He is partnered and has eight children, but only two of them live with him. His spouse takes care of home.

José has raised cattle for 20 years. He learned it from his father and his grandfather. He keeps the cows in a pasture that is 200 meters from his house, and he gets there on foot. She works every day from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, and his children help him in their free time. He also grows corn and beans to sell and for home consumption.

The loan is to buy concentrate to feed the cows. He will also buy straw to make a silo.

José's dream is to have more cattle and improve his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue.


This loan is special because:

It helps rural farmers and fishermen, while teaching sustainable agricultural practices.



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