A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase a breeding sow and feed for the animals.

Elkin Mauricio's story

Elkin is a farmer who raises and sells pigs. He learned this work from his parents, since he was born in a humble family that always worked with the land. He has the support of his wife, who helps when he works as a day laborer on other nearby farms in order to supplement the family income. With effort and dedication, he has overcome different challenges that have presented themselves, especially the length of the path where he lives, which increases his transportation costs. However, he knows how to manage the situation and has always made progress, motivated by his wife and son.

He is requesting the support of this loan to purchase a breeding sow and feed to feed the animals, which will allow him to increase his production. This will especially satisfy the demand that increases at the end of the year, when the consumption of this meat increases significantly. This will improve his sales and the income he earns from them. In this way, Elkin wants to continue working hard to do his work since it is a profitable and sustainable business over time. It generates good income and in the future he can have the possibility of owning his own farm for his animals and crops, which would create better living conditions and well-being for those that he loves.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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