A loan of $950 helped buy a bull.

Norma's story

50-year old Norma lives in the house she bought 25 years ago in the community of Yanamarca. She lives with her husband Becker and the only one of their five children, Jonathan, who still lives with them. Norma is a very busy woman, earning her living through farming. Her husband is a musician who plays the saxophone in various bands. In the mornings Norma tends her grocery store, and in the afternoons she takes care of her potato, bean, barley, and pea crops which she grows on rented land as she doesn't have any of her own.

She wishes to use the money from this loan to buy cattle. Twenty years ago she started raising sheep, cows, cattle, and guinea pigs. She takes care of them, fattens them, and then sells them for a good price every three months. Feeding them all takes a lot of time as when the animals are healthy and in good condition, she gets a better price for them.

Norma is a woman with a lot of energy. Her hope for the future is to increase her income by having quality cattle and milk cows.

She belongs to the Corazón de Jesús Community Bank, and this will be her fifth loan with MFP. She greatly enjoys the services provided by the organization and the support provided by the members who look out for each other. 'We always bring the money we owe to each meeting,' she notes. She plans to use this loan money to buy another bull for her herd.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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