A loan of $1,000 helped to buy tiles, rafters and to improve the roof of her house as well as buying sand and cement to repair the floor of the pig sty.

Francisca's story

Francisca is 34 years old. She has a partner and three children aged 14, 11 and 5. For the past 15 years she has been with her partner and since then has worked cultivating corn, beans and millet. She also fattens pigs and chickens to later sell to people in her community. Thanks to her mother she has learnt these activities, as she always instilled the need to work hard and be responsible in her. Francisca did not have the opportunity to attend school; but her greatest desire and the thing she works hardest for is that her children can go to school. She also helps her mother with her bills. Apart from this, for the past five years she has sold underwear from house to house.

She buys her farm supplies in the city which is an hour away from her house; and to get there she must walk along country lanes until she reaches the bus stop, as where she is there are no buses. She is sometimes accompanied by one of her sons or she goes alone, as her partner works in the fields and also at night as a security guard.

The loan she is requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy tiles and rafters to improve the roof of her house as winter is approaching and she urgently needs to carry out these repairs otherwise they will get wet. Also she wants to buy sand and cement to repair the floor of the pig sty. She does this so that her children can live safely and not get sick and to care for her pigs in a clean and comfortable place.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Darby

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