A loan of $1,500 helped to buy fodder for his dairy cows.

Ariel's story

Ariel is 32 years old and married to Lucy. They have three daughters who depend on their income. They live in the province of Punata in the city of Cochabamba. Thanks to their work they were able to build a house on a plot inherited from his mother. They are a humble but united family. Lucy is a primary school teacher, but because of widespread unemployment in the country she cannot obtain a position and therefore she works in the same field as her husband, producing raw milk. They have dairy cows in their home. They sell the milk to a business that makes dairy products.

The purpose of the loan is to buy fodder to improve the diet of the cows. Also, in the last year they increased the number of dairy cattle and therefore these also need additional fodder.

This is the second time that Ariel is benefiting from a Kiva loan. He says that he is very happy with the first loan since it helped him a lot in buying a dairy cow. Among his dreams and goals is to grow his herd of dairy cattle until he has a small farm with at least 30 cows, and for his three daughters to study a professional career in order to have a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carrie N.

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