A loan of $1,500 helped to buy fodder to feed her dairy cattle.

Marcelina's story

Marcelina is 47 years old, is married to Mario and they have 3 children of which one is now independent. Her other two children study. They are a united and very hard-working family. Marcelina tells us that her husband became sick due to cerebral palsy and that little by little he is recovering. Marcelina's biggest desire is that he completely recovers so he is able to continue working. Since she is alone she is supporting the whole family.

The main business of Marcelina is the production of raw milk, for which she has dairy cattle and sells the product to a business that works in the production of dairy products. The loan will be used to buy fodder to feed the cattle. This loan will help her a lot since she needed to accumulate fodder for the drought season. In this way she will not have a shortage of food for the cattle and will have higher production of milk, with which she will increase her income.

Furthermore, Marcelina is a very good mother. She gave her oldest son a lot of land as inheritance where they can build and in this way not be uncomfortable. Another of her desires is that her two sons study until they have a professional career.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kerry George

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