A loan of $1,500 helped to build feeding troughs for her cattle.

Felisa's story

Felisa is 37 years old and is the mother of three children. She lives in a common-law marriage and works in milk production. They live in the rural zone of the city of Cochabamba. Felisa is a plucky woman, because about six years ago her spouse had an accident with the tractor that he was driving. His health was very fragile; it was so serious that he couldn’t walk and they had to do treatments and physical therapy. Felisa was always with him, supporting him. She would get up very early to do her work and to be able to deliver the milk to the dairy. In this way, she was able to earn more money for her husband’s rehabilitation and so that the children didn’t have to leave school (which is very important to her). She never gave up; she kept pressing on in spite of all the difficulties that she went through.

Felisa is asking for a loan to buy construction materials for feeding troughs, because the hot and rainy season is approaching and her herd has to have a good place so that they don’t get sick and decrease their milk production. Along with her spouse, she has a dream that her children can finish school and, in the same way, study for a degree, because Felisa and her husband didn’t manage to even finish school; they met when they were very young and since then they have lived together.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

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