A loan of $1,500 helped to buy more pigs and cows.

Miguel Ángel's story

Miguel is a 63-year-old person; he has a spouse and 11 children. He’s a person who attended school when he was little and went up to 9th grade. With that level of education he’s been able to fend for himself in life in various jobs. He’s worked in construction building houses, in agriculture and now as a merchant selling cattle and minor livestock like pigs; he learned this from his father and friends of his father. He’s been a livestock merchant for about 10 years and comments that he does very well. Occasionally when he gets sick he’s unable to go out to work because he lives alone at home because his wife’s abroad. All of the children he’s had are already married but one of his daughters is always watching over him.

In addition to buying and selling animals, he also grows sugarcane. He makes a sweet from sugarcane called “atado de dulce” [unrefined whole cane sugar] that he sells in the square because despite his age he’s always active working to support himself.

To buy pigs, cows and his food he must travel by truck, car or on foot when transportation is unavailable because transportation on weekends is very difficult to come by in the zone he lives in; it becomes very scarce.

The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy more pigs and cows because he’s been unable to sell the atado de dulce he has stored in his small warehouse located at home because the sweet’s price is very low and in order not to be idle he’s thought of buying animals with the money he’s requested to have an additional source of income to cover his expenses.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details