A loan of $350 helped to purchase a dairy cow.

Berta's story

Berta is a 56 year old farmer who lives in the area of Las Pavas, in the municipality of Santuario, Colombia, where she and her husband live on a small plot of land and have worked as house stewards for more than 20 years.

Her primary motivation for getting ahead in life is her grandchildren, as her daughter died a year ago and she has assumed responsibility for raising her children. In order to guarantee them a better future, Berta is applying for a loan so she may purchase a dairy cow as the property owner has loaned them a plot of land. She hopes that she can begin producing milk with this investment and improve the economic condition of her household and guarantee a strong education for her three grandchildren.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON

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