A loan of $1,000 helped to buy four young bulls.

Orlando Emilio's story

Orlando, 50, is married and has two children. He has made a living in agriculture since he was very young because he didn't have the opportunity to study. He has always done agricultural labor and cared for animals.

When he got married he started working with more desire and greater effort to support his family. His father taught him to work and instilled in him that he should work and save to buy the things he needs. He plans to leave animals to his children so they will begin their lives independently.

To go out and buy the supplies he needs he has to walk for half an hour to get the bus. It takes forty minutes to get there and then he returns home. To transport the supplies, though, he has to pay for the services of a cart driver.

The loan he's requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy four young bulls to make the most of the stubble that remains from the crop. This way he won't waste that pasture and he'll have animals he can sell in the future, and put the profit back into agriculture.

His biggest dream is to work and save so he can leave a house and a cow to each child when they marry, so they have a way to work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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