A loan of $400 helped to buy two steers to fatten them on pastureland, and to buy vitamins and anti-parasitics for her animals.

Reina Isabel's story

Reina is 54 years old, is married, and has three children. Despite her age, she is a woman with a great deal of energy and the motivation to work, and she gets up at 5:00a.m. every day to take her animals to the land that is a kilometer from her house. First they pass by a river so her animals can get some water, and then she takes them to their land. Afterward, she goes back home and does her household chores, and in the afternoon, she returns to gather her animals. She learned to do this work on her own over ten years ago.

The animals are ones she buys in Tiangue, and to get there, she rides a bus that takes 45 minutes to go there and 45 minutes to get back.

The loan she is asking for from Fundación Campo is to buy two steers to fatten up on pastureland, to buy vitamins and anti-parasitics for her animals. With the investment, she hopes to sell them already fattened and to gain an income that will allow her to sustain her family and increase the number of animals she can sell in the future. In addition, she wants to buy some milch cows, so that she doesn't only have steers and she will be able to also sell milk.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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