A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase a milking machine.


Severino's story

Severino is 66 years old. It has been several years since he was widowed and since then he has lived alone with his grandchildren. Severino is a simple, humble person of limited economic resources and is very hard-working. Since the time that he was widowed he has worked hard to survive. He lives in a small adobe house. His main activity is the production of raw milk which is delivered to a company that is dedicated to the production of dairy products. The purpose of the loan is for the purchase of a milking machine. This will help him a lot because Severino is of an advanced age and almost no longer has the strength to milk by hand. Severino says that he has to continue working in order to survive. In spite of the fact that he has a son and lives with him, he doesn’t help with the household expenses. Severino wants to make his dreams and goals a reality, which are to increase the livestock and leave them as an inheritance to his two grandchildren.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings



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