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

Beatriz's story

Beatriz P. L. is an enterprising woman married to Emilio Claros, and together they have five children, ages 16, 14, 10, 8 and 6. They live in the community of Londo, located in the province of Capinota. Beatriz makes a living selling dairy products. She has six heads of cattle to produce the milk, which she sells in order to help the household income. Her husband makes a living in agriculture, harvesting carrots, onion and potatoes, which Beatriz then sells in the town of Santivañez, 20 minutes outside of Londo and an hour from the city of Cochabamba. Beatriz's children go to school in Santivañez. Her youngest son is dyslexic, which can be treated, but they don't have the resources to afford the treatment. While they have found professionals to help their son, they cannot pay for the treatment, which is why they have requested a loan so they increase their income and cover the expenses. Beatrix plans to use the loan to purchase another head of cattle to increase her income. In this way she can pay off the specialists who are helping her young son. While it is not urgent, she needs helps in recovering the expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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