A loan of $800 helped to buy a bull.


Victoria's story

Victoria is 56 years old and a timid woman. She lives with her husband, Juan and the have five children; only one, Juan, still lives at home. They home school him. Their home is located in Pampa Blanca. Her health is fragile and the cold climate causes her to get sick. She is happy because she is getting her husband’s support. She gets up very early to do the farm work and has ulluco, potato, corn and other crops, which she sells in Pampas each Friday when there is a fair. She also has bulls that help with the farming tasks, such as plowing the land. She has cows, and three pigs that she will fatten up and sell to butchers for a profit. In this way she earns some extra income. Now she’s considering planting ulluco after the corn harvest, which will finish in a few days. She belongs to the “Pampa Blanca” communal bank and this will be her 10th loan through MFP. She feels happy and says that she has many years working with her association, where the members are human and above all want to help each other.

Victoria will use the money to buy a bull so that it can help plow the land. She has one and needs one more to begin work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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