A loan of $475 helped to buy a sow to breed.


Álvaro Antonio's story

Álvaro is a farmworker in the town of Cañas Gordas, Antioquia, Colombia. He raises pigs as a means of support. His family is made up of his wife and four children, two of whom are minors. He inherited this job from his father. He loves it because thanks to this job his children have been able to have an education and they never have lacked anything to eat. Álvaro dreams of being able to buy a breeding sow so he can generate greater income. In the month of January he needs to buy his children their uniforms and school supplies to start school. He doesn't have the money for this investment, so he's requesting a loan. His greatest challenge has been giving his family a decent quality of life because at times his income isn't enough to guarantee it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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