A loan of $500 helped to buy two pigs as well as materials like sheet metal, barbed wire, and wood to maintain her pens.


Maria Antonia's story

María lives with her husband and two children, ages 6 and 16, both of whom are economically dependent on their parents. María spends her time on domestic and agricultural work, working with her husband to raise hogs and poultry. She works from six in the morning until four in the afternoon, as the farm requires constant attention throughout the day. The benefit of the business is that she can use the farm to feed her family by going to market to make sales. She is requesting this loan in order to buy two pigs as well as materials like sheet metal, barbed wire, and wood to maintain her pens. Among the risks to her business is disease that could affect the health of her animals. This loan will help her to develop a more profitable business that will bring in greater income to her family. María's hope with respect to this loan is to make a sound investment, gain stability for her farm and in the future make more opportunities possible for her family so they can do better for themselves.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff


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