A loan of $550 helped to buy a dairy cow.

Héctor Iván's story

Héctor is 32 years old and is a father to a nine-year-old son. Héctor fights every day so that his son can get ahead. Héctor is from a family of peasants and, thanks to his father, learned about all sorts of country work from a young age. Héctor currently has avocado and bean crops, as well as two dairy cows. He sells his milk to his neighbour and sells the harvest at the local market. Héctor is a booming and humble and hard-working man. In spite of the obstacles that he meets, he is always willing to try to get ahead. Héctor is applying for his loan to buy a dairy cow. With another cow he can increase production and, therefore, his income from sales. Through his work, Héctor wants to continue fighting for his dream of expanding his milk business. This will allow him to have a higher income for his family and to give his son the opportunity to have a better education and improve his well-being.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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