A loan of $975 helped to purchase a milk cow.

Ofelia's story

Ofelia is 29 years old and a simple woman. She lives with her 3 children: Madeli, Dayana, and Darlin, who she cares for in the house that she inherited 2 years ago. She is a fighting woman; since she was a young woman, she learned to care for her children all by herself. She doesn’t get intimidated, as she has a lot of knowledge of life in the fields. Her main economic income centers on the production of milk; she has 2 cows, a calf and a bull. She hopes to be able to get ahead by acquiring more cows.

“The business of selling milk is very good; a processing company buys the liters that my cows produce every day,” she states.

It’s for this reason that a short time ago, she stopped sowing her fields in abundance; now, she only has small plots of land like beans and potatoes, which she continues selling but in smaller amounts. She hopes that the sale of a new milk cow will materialize so she can plant alfalfa on her farmland and in this way be able to feed her animals, as she wants to have more than 10 cows in production.

She belongs to the collective group “Mujeres Yanamarquinas” (Yanamarquina Women) and this is her 3rd loan with MFP, where she feels developed, since she receives economic help to progress in her business. Because of this, she promises to be punctual in paying off her quotas. Ofelia will invest the money in the purchase of a milk cow in order to increase the milk production of her cattle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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