A loan of $1,000 helped to buy beef cattle.

Virginia's story

Virginia sells dry meat or "charque", She buys beef cattle from the market in the settlement of Achacachi. She cuts up the meat, then puts salt on it to dry the meat, and once it is dry, it is charque. She does this work with her father. She mainly sells in Coroico in the Yungas region.

At the time of the visit, she was selling charqui with her mother in El Alto. She sells her products every two weeks. This activity is her main source of income.

At this time, she is applying for a loan to increase her working capital. She will buy beef cattle, and in this way increase her income to improve the quality of life for her and her family, as this activity is their only source of income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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