A loan of $375 helped to buy a cow.

Gissela's story

Gissela is 30, and a courageous single woman. She lives with her two children, Stif, and Paola, in a rented house, located in Palian district. Despite being on her own, she works hard for her children's future, as she loves them very much. Her main livelihood is raising cows, which she fattens and breeds, to then sell at a good price. She now has ten cows, and wants to add to her herd.

Everything she has is thanks to her parents, who look after her cattle in her native village of Huari, where she travels whenever she can. She also has to look after her grocery store, that she opened a little while ago in a rented space in the city where she lives. The reason she moved was her children's schooling, as she wants teachers for their level, and a more comfortable life for them, as they are her only companionship.

She belongs to the "Huari" solidarity group, and this is her second loan with MFP. She is hoping for your contribution, so that she can make her plans a reality. Moreover, she promises to fulfil her instalment payments. In addition, she is grateful to be part of her group, because all the members are responsible people, and very supportive.

When she receives her loan, Gissela will use the money to buy a cow, to add to her herd.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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