A loan of $1,550 helped to buy a cow.

Norma's story

Norma, 27 years old, is a single and hardworking woman. She lives in the company of her son Nilson in her parent’s house as she has since she was born. Norma does a wide range of work. During the mornings she takes care of 8 cows because they still don’t provide a great quantity of milk. She says that in one day she milks an average of 10 liters of fresh milk, which serve her in the production of cheese that she sells to intermediaries who live by her house. This work is shared with the planting of alfalfa, barley, corn, broad beans and potatoes. She uses the alfalfa and barley to feed her animals, while the rest of the food she sells in the city of Pampas, to where she goes down once a week, as the area where Norma lives is rural and is located between hills and ravines so it is difficult to have to go constantly to the city.

Now she wishes to improve the quantity of milk production so she plans to buy a quality cow. She belongs to the communal bank “San Miguel de Huallhua” and this is her sixth loan with MFP. During this time she was able to obtain many benefits and for that she is grateful for the help of her association, where the people are responsible and supportive and for that reason she promises to be punctual in her payments. Norma will invest the money in the purchase of a dairy cow of good quality in order to continue with her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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