A loan of $1,150 helped to buy a cow.


Amelia's story

Amelia, 48, has lived with Ceferino, her husband, for 25 years. They have five children, only four of whom they take care of. Her house is her own, located in the settlement of Usibamba.

Every morning, as is her custom, Amelia goes out to take care of her crops because it is the season and she needs a good harvest. Her main crops are alfalfa, pasture, oats, and other feed for her livestock, because she raises cows. She already has eight, three of which are pregnant so they do not give milk. Although the milk is scarce, she knows that it only will be for a time, because when the calves are born, the cows will give good milk and she will be able to sell it at a better price.

But the work she most likes to do is knit. She makes various items such as sweaters, tablecloths, bedspreads, and other wool articles. From this she gets extra profits and also enjoys her work.

She belongs to the Usibamba communal bank and this is her fourth loan with MFP. She promises to make her payments on time because the people in her bank are responsible and very supportive.

Amelia will invest the requested money in buying a dairy cow with which she plans to increase the quantity of milk production.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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