A loan of $1,000 helped buy four steers for fattened.


Carlos Arnoldo's story

Carlos 40 years of age, was able to carry out his studies until ninth grade, he lives with his wife and four children, all attend the school. His wife is dedicate to house chores.

Has close to 4 years of being a trader of cattle, buys and resells animals. He started with this business transporting livestock to ranchers. He is a good observer and realized that it was a good business with good profits and that he knew how to manage. After sometime, he decided to purchase cattle and resell it. Since then, he has more income for the family because he is still transporting goods and materials of construction.

Every day, he gets up at four in the morning to travel approximately 20 kilometers and returns to his home at three in the afternoon. With the loan, he will buy four steers for fattened and then sell. Waiting to have good profit, and then get into the business of milk production.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alberto Jaramillo



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