A loan of $1,250 helped to buy bulls and install electricity in his home.

José Ramiro's story

Jose is 58 years old, married, and has two daughters. He is a farmer because his family were farmers. When he married he started farming on his own and caring for animals to support his household. He gets up very early to drink a cup of coffee and then goes out to tend to the animals and work in his corn field for about six hours. He has to walk for about 20 minutes to get there.

He also needs to walk about 15 minutes from his home to the bus stop so that he can go to the city to buy the supplies he needs for his work. The bus ride takes 45 minutes.

He is asking for this loan through Fundación Campo to buy grassland bulls and to install electricity in his home. Before he only had the money to run the line and pay for the connection. Now he only needs the installation. This is a dream that he has always had and he has almost achieved it. Right now he uses candles for illumination, so he can’t do any more, but with electricity he will buy a freezer so he can sell frozen treats. Other dreams are for his daughters to study at university and for him to buy some land to will to them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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