A loan of $1,200 helped buy soy as cattle feed.

Victoria's story

Mrs. Victoria P. produces raw milk; she lives in the area of La Maica, an agricultural zone located in the periphery of the city of Cochabamba. She is married and has two young children (7 and 12 years old).

She has 6 heads of dairy cattle which she cares for every day; both spouses get up at dawn for all the activities required to produce milk, from cutting grass, cutting alfalfa, taking their cows to eat, milking the cows, taking the milk to the refrigerated tanks where it get picked up by the plant that industrializes the milk. Soon after, they also have to take care of their children; in the afternoon, they perform all the same activities again because the cows produce milk twice a day.

Mrs. Victoria requested the loan to buy soy (cattle feed); she wants to take advantage of buying it now before it becomes scarce in the coming months or it is not sold at all at the markets.

With time, Mrs. Victoria P. wishes to improve her quality of life so their children can see in her a role model, and they become hard-working and responsible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carlos Morales

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