A loan of $400 helped to purchase a heifer that her neighbor is selling her.

Carmen De Jesús's story

Carmen is a 50 year old single mother with four children. For several years, she has been engaged in selling meals, sweets, and other products as she owns a small café in the school center in her town, an activity that she developed over several years. She and her children rise at 5:00 am to prepare the food they will sell in the course of the day, while her oldest son takes care of the cows and goes to work the land they sow. She buys sweets, bread, chicken, meat, and other foods in the city, located eight kilometers from her home.

The loan she is requesting from ”Fundación Campo” is for the purchase of a heifer that a neighbor is selling her. In this way, she will increase milk production because she feels that the milk sales will provide enough income and will supply her demand while generating better income to support her family. She wishes to provide her children with a better education and wants them to become good people.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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