A loan of $400 helped to buy a heifer.

Dilcia Noemi's story

The photo shows Dilcia with two of her three children.

Señora Dilcia is 25 years old. She lives with her life partner and three children, who are between the ages of 7 months and 10 years.

She works taking care of the home, but Dilcia wants to help her partner with the household expenses. For this reason, she has thought about purchasing a heifer, so that she can produce milk for sale and her family can also have it to consume themselves.

To purchase the food for the cow, she will need to go to a nearby city which is some three hours from her home. She will have to grab a ride on a pick-up, and then two buses. Alternatively, she could get get together with her neighbors to pay for a truck and transport all their products together.

With the purchase of the cow, she will have a source of income for her household and will be able to look after her children as well as make milk products from home. This will improve her quality of life, and she will be able to save money by not purchasing cheese, milk and cream, among other things, because she will be producing them herself.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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