A loan of $650 helped to buy two cows.

Mario Roberto's story

Mario who is 56 years old was unable to study due to his family's financial situation as given the fact that he only lived with his mother and his two sisters, he had to work the whole day through. His wife makes her living in housekeeping, and all of his children have already left home and live in their own place.

Mario makes his living in agriculture, which his mother taught him as he used to grow corn with her. From a very young age he has been doing this activity, working every day. He also tends to cattle. Every day he has to get up early to milk his cows, then guide them to pastures and them he heads to the crop which is one kilometer away from his home. In the after, he steers back his cows, it is his children who help him and they divide the farming tasks, but they always help him to finish the work.

The money from the loan will be used to buy cows. In the future, Mario hopes to buy more animals (dairy cows) as he has two.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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