A loan of $800 helped to buy two heifers for future milk production.

Marlenis Esmeralda's story

Marlenis is a 32-year-old single mother with four children. She devotes her time to the household chores and to the farm work. Marlenis works as a farm laborer, taking care of sugar cane and corn crops. She learned these skills out of necessity because she needed to feed her children. Marlenis also takes in laundry from people who request her services. To buy the supplies that she needs to carry out her work, she must travel 20 minutes by bicycle in order to bring those items to her house.

The loan she is requesting from Fundación Campo will be used to buy two heifers that will produce milk in the future for her children. Marlenis has always wanted to own cattle, so this season is an appropriate time for fattening them in order that they can produce milk soon. Her other goals include planting 7,000 square meters of corn so that she sell what she produces at a good price.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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