A loan of $600 helped to buy lambs to raise and fatten and to buy fodder for them to eat.

Maria Soledad's story

My name is Soledad. Everyone from here, the San Francisco Tlachichilpa community, knows me as Sol.

My business is raising and fattening sheep. I now have some sheep, but not very many. They are fat, and I am now going to sell them. That is why I want to buy more sheep to raise and have them reproduce. I am going to sell the fat ones that I have, and I will take out the money so that I do not have payments with the Fundación.

It is not difficult for me to take care of my sheep. Yes, the food is expensive, but I take advantage of the fact that we live between mountains and plains. This way I take my sheep to feed, and they return with big bellies from eating so much.

The loan will help me have a bigger business, which is full of sheep. My goals are to always put forth great effort and to always look forward in order to get ahead.

I have six children, but they are all married. My husband and I are the only ones left in the house, which is our own. I am 61 years old, and I have been married for 40 years.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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