A loan of $1,200 helped to clean up the land where the cattle graze, repair fences, buy school supplies for his children, and buy some household appliances.

José Plinio's story

José is 54 years old, married, and has six children, four of whom are living with him. Three of his children used to live with him, but one more is now living with him after living abroad. He has worked for many years as a "promotor de salud" [healthcare work, but role isn't clear] at the same time as working in agriculture, although he has worked in agriculture longer - sowing corn, sorghum, beans, and raising cattle. To buy the products he needs, José walks 800 m along an unpaved road, across a stream, and up a hill to arrive at the bus stop where he takes the bus for 35 minutes.

The loan that he is requesting from Fundación Campo, is to clean up his land where the cattle graze, to repair fences, to buy school supplies for his children, and to buy some household appliances. The money will be of great help to his children, so that they can go to school and not miss classes, and so that his animals have good grass to graze on. his dream is to build a better house for his children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh

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