A loan of $1,500 helped to pay to lease a place where he can take his animals to pasture, for weeding his land, for veterinarian care and to purchase fodder.

Magdaleno's story

Magdaleno is 37 years old, married and has four children. He has been a farmer and livestock breeder for approximately eight years. He learned the tasks through his own initiative. Before that, he was a wage earner. He buys his agricultural supplies in a city located five kilometers from his home and travels on a bus that passes right in front of his house. It takes 20 minutes to reach the place where he buys his supplies.

The loan he is requesting is to pay the lease on the pastures for his animals, for weeding on his land, for veterinarian care and to purchase fodder. With the loan he will provide medicine and feed for his cows as well as a place to take them to pasture so that he can increase their production of milk and fatten them in order to sell them at a good price. His wish is to increase his milk production and improve his family’s standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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