A loan of $400 helped to buy three calves to graze.

Dinora Urbina's story

Sra. Dinora is 44 and a widow with two children. Her husband died eight years ago. She has been a farmer for the past 20 years and was taught by her husband. She wanted to help him so that the family would have something in life. Now that she is alone, she is responsible for supporting her children.

Dinora gets up at 4 a.m. to milk a cow she has. Then she takes it to the land where she remains working for six hours. In order to arrive at her plot she walks for 45 minutes along some lanes. Then she returns to her house to prepare lunch. She buys agricultural supplies in a village, which takes her a thirty minute walk Then she takes a pick-up back home, which takes another ninety minutes.

She is requesting a loan from the Fundación Campo to purchase three calves to fatten since after the harvest there is stubble for the cattle. Thus she will have her animals that she will be able to sell later while making good use of the husks that are left behind after the harvest. Dinora’s goal is to work very hard so she can build a brick house for her children since the one they currently live in is made of adobe.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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