A loan of $675 helped to invest in buying cows and milk to satisfy her customers' demand.


Placida's story

Placida is 63 years old. She is a single mother of five adult children, all of whom are married and have their own families. She has an excellent credit record. She lives in the village of Sauce, which lies in a dairy-producing and cattle-raising region. Placida makes her living buying cows and selling milk. One of her sons helps her with her business. Placida has had a number of prior loans, which she has paid off quite responsibly in full and on time. Placida is requesting the loan so she can buy cows and milk to meet her customers' demand and bring in higher earnings in her business. Placida is grateful for the help she's gotten from Kiva's lenders, who offer people with few resources a chance at a decent life. The photo shows Placida with one of her little cows that she milks every day to sell to the people who live in her area.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg



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