A loan of $600 helped to buy dairy cows.

Carmen De Jesús's story

Carmen, 49, has four children. She works in agriculture, an occupation she learned from her mother when she was a little girl and that she carries out alongside her children. She rises at 4am to prepare her children’s breakfast and then she heads out to leave her animals on a piece of land located about three kilometers from home. Once she returns home she feeds the pigs and then heads out with her children to work in the corn fields. She buys the farm supplies and animal feed in a city and to get there she takes a bus ride that takes an hour to get there.

The loan she’s requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy two dairy cows and if she can afford it she’ll buy three. The objective is to obtain more milk and income that will make it possible for her to support her family. Her dream is to improve her house that’s brick but the roof is metal sheeting and she’d like to replace it because it has many leaks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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