A loan of $1,000 helped to buy equipment and supplies for her family's farming business.

María Celestina's story

Maria, 60, left school after the second grade. She is married now and has 7 children, only one of whom still lives at home. She operates a business making tamales and bread and sells what she makes around her neighborhood. She also tends cattle and sells the milk they produce. Her husband and son help her with the businesses.

Maria is applying for a loan that she will use to buy a cow and animal feed. The investment will help her to improve the quality of the milk the cows produce. She has borrowed from us to support her businesses 7 times before and all her previous loans have been repaid. When we asked her about her hopes for the future, she told us that she wants to expand her cattle business and ensure a steady income for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman.

This loan is special because:

It helps people older than 60 who still have the capacity to work but no financing.

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