A loan of $1,200 helped buying a milk cow.

Francisca's story

Francisca is 48 years old and lives with her husband and her 5 children, who are all still young, aged 15, 10, 8, 5 and 2. They live near Viloma GranD., in an agricultural area of Sipe-Sipe, in Quillacollo province.

Francisca works in agriculture together with her family, and they also produce raw milk. With great effort, she and her family were recently able to acquire a small property. Her husband has been unable to obtain work that would generate more income, because he has suffered an accident and has problems with his joints, so he is limited in his activities. For this reason, he only works cultivating his land. The family has two small buildings on the land, which incluD. their bedrooms. They cook on an open fire using wood and clay pots. Francisca is a woman who is always seeking to proviD. a better life for her children, including better food, health and education. However, she herself has never received anything, since her parents abandoned her when she was 12, and she began working in the neighborhood, helping her neighbors with the cleaning and farm work. Through this she learned the traD. of farming, and now she can earn her own money.

She is requesting this loan to buy a milk cow to increase her milk production, as well as some seeds, so that she can increase her income and proviD. her family with a better standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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