A loan of $900 helped to buy 2 oxen and to transport farming supplies.

Ángel María's story

Angel, 66 years old, is a widow with 3 children. Ever since she was 10 years old, she has worked in agriculture. Her father worked in the same industry and, as he didn't have enough money to employee any helpers, he used to take the whole family to work with him as a necessity. Consequently, she learned a great deal and, since she became a widow, she has been carrying out this work alongside her grandchildren in 21,000 square metres of land where they sow corn seeds.
She buys her supplies in a place close to her home, and then has to pay a motor taxi to bring them back to her home. Later, she also has to pay someone to bring them in a cart to the place where they will be used.
She is applying for a loan to buy 2 oxen to transport her farming supplies so that she doesn't have to pay for this cart service. She hopes this will decrease her costs and increase her earnings, her farming resources and improve her own and her family's economic situation.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Reiss

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