A loan of $1,000 helped buy a dairy cow.


Vanessa's story

Vanesa is a single, 22 year old young woman. Since she was a young girl she helped her mother take care of the cattle that she has. She wants to become independent and have her own livestock. She currently works in the daytime taking care of their three head of dairy cows and helping her mother. In the evening she is studying for a technical career (General Accounting). Vanessa lives with her parents in the city of Cochabamba in the Maica Sud community. Her main activity is producing raw milk. She delivers her product to a business that produces different dairy products. She currently has three head of dairy cows. The loan is to buy a dairy cow, which will increase milk production and improve her income. Among her dreams and goals is finishing school, having her own house, and getting more cattle. In the future, when she finishes her studies, she wants to be able to work in her profession .

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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