A loan of $1,500 helped to buy fodder.

Maria Dula's story

María, 36, is divorced and has three children. She lives in the Maica Central area of Cochabamba. She makes a living producing milk and raising pigs. María's very dedicated to her job.

María's dedicated to her children's education because when she divorced it was decided that her husband would give her an allowance for the children's education. He hasn't supported her yet, though, because one of the children went to live with him in El Chapare.

She works from early in the morning to deliver the milk so she can give her children, who are in school, the best she can and so they don't lack anything. María worked producing milk from a very young age without stopping, even when she was pregnant.

The loan she's requesting is to buy fodder. This will increase her income because she will have better production and be able to produce more liters of milk.

She dreams of a better future for her children and asks that they never make the same error she did of getting married young without having finished school and without a profession. She wants her daughter to be able to have a career and a better life than she herself had.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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