A loan of $525 helped to buy more pigs for fattening.

Gloria Elena's story

Gloria who is 37 years old, lives with her partner in a civil union. They do not have children. Since she was very young, she knew the work of the fields, thanks to the teachings of her father, and currently she has a pig farm locating on the estate where he lives.

She buys the pigs, takes care of them and fattens them to later sell them at a better price. She either sells them by the weight they have increased by, or if it is necessary, she sacrifices them and sells them by the kg. In this way, she gets enough income to support her household expenses.

Gloria is a strong woman, active, and dedicated to her family and her work. She wakes up very early in the morning each day to start her work, and continues to look for options to help her get ahead. Her dream is to have a staggered production that guarantees a stable monthly income and helps achieve a better quality of life for her family.

She is aware that she should continue to work diligently to achieve her goals, but this motivates her to apply for the loan. This loan helps to purchase more pigs for fattening, which will increase production and the profit margin she makes on each sale. This will help overcome their difficult economic situation because her husband was left without employment. This way they can have better living conditions in the near future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katherine Deutch

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