A loan of $1,025 helped to buy four calves to fatten up.

Rudy Alexis's story

Rudy, 31, has a spouse and two children. He has ten years’ experience caring for and managing grazing cattle. He learned this from his father since he used to send him to care for the animals and do farm chores when he was a little boy; he also learned how to build metal structures but there isn’t much work in that. Because of the poverty level they found themselves in they found in field work their only source of income to support the family. Rudy was never sent to school so his probability of finding a good job is remote which is why he spends all his time caring for his calves and his crops to insure that his family does not lack food even if it’s only rice and beans.

In order to buy his calves he must take a bus in is community that several people use to go buy. He travels for 45 minutes and when he gets to the market he has to choose the animals he likes which can sometimes take all day. When he finds the calves he has to find a truck to take them to his community; he loads the animals and returns home.

The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy four grazing calves to fatten up, to increase his herd size so that he can continue selling animals once they have been fattened up. In this way his income will increase because it’s logical that if the sale of calves is continuous so too will his income be greater and this will help so that his family will at least have their food assured as well as the repayment of the loan. Rudy plans to save so that his children can study much and also to enlarge his house because it’s very small.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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