A loan of $500 helped to plant corn and care for her animals.


Lidia's story

Lidia is 71-years-old living with her family consisting of her husband and a granddaughter. They work growing corn and are a very united family. She’s a very well-known person in her zone; she’s very kind and respectful to people living thereabouts. She works selling dairy products she gets from her cows and she sells her corn crop in the local square. She learned at the age of 20 because her parents sold dairy products too. They’d come to town and divide it up by zones in order to cover all the houses selling cheese, milk and cream. This is how she stared out selling milk and she learned to grow corn and beans from her husband. Today, she has people who help her because of her age.

She buys supplies in the nearest town which is about 3 kilometers from home to be able to buy the supplies and food for her house. In addition, she and her husband buy animals to fatten up but sometimes she doesn’t do it because of the distance which sometimes is quite far from the places where she buys and sells her products.

The loan she’s asking Fundación Campo for is to start planting 17,000 square meters of corn and to care for her animals in order to sell them.

At the moment, she does not have enough money to start planting and the planting season is approaching. She hopes to do well and to have a good crop yield of corn to earn higher family income and what’s left over use as cattle feed wince they produce a product: milk.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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