A loan of $1,500 helped to buy soybean hulls.

Maruja's story

Maruja is 43 years old and is a mother to three children. She lives in Punata, a province of Cochabamba city. She lives with her husband who works every day. Maruja has 10 livestock who produce milk, generating 120 litres per day. From this, she makes cheese which she sells in her town's market every day. She also sells wheat there. Maruja is a hard-working woman so when her husband left to seek a better future for their children in Argentina, she worked everyday. She started with three cows and ended up with 10.

She is requesting this loan to buy soybean hulls to increase the milk production because she currently only has five cows. She wants to keep moving forward because she needs to work to help her children because she wants them to finish school and be able to do degrees as she couldn't finish school because she had to work with her parents in the fields producing milk. She is very hard-working and responsible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Bell

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