A loan of $1,025 helped to buy a couple of dairy cattle to increase her milk production.

Maribel's story

Maribel is part of a group of people from her community who decided to work the land and raise animals. She works raising cows to produce milk, which she sells to one of the milk processing plants in La Paz. The first decision Maribel made was not to tie up her cows, nor to keep them fenced in far from the pastures where they like to graze. She also did not cut their horns. She wanted her cows to calve naturally, to eat fresh, high-quality feed and to be healthy.

Maribel lives in her in-laws’ house, which is in the community of Pallino Chico, in the municipality of Viacha, province of Ingavi and department of La Paz. Pallina Chico is one hour from the city of La Paz. She has a number of head of cattle of the “Criollo” breed, which she says require better care because of the climate in her area.

Maribel is requesting this loan to buy a couple of dairy cattle to increase her milk production and therefore her income. She and her family dream of increasing the number of head of cattle they have and ensuring that their cattle are in good health. This is Maribel’s first loan with IMPRO and her first loan with Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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