A loan of $700 helped to pay for labor and supplies.

María Juana Dolores's story

Maria is 39 years old and has a fourth grade education. She is married and her husband raises livestock. They have animals and also raise crops. They have three daughters but only two are minors and live with them; one is in her second year of middle school and the other one is in sixth grade.

They mainly sell fresh cheese, made from the milk of the seven cows that her husband milks in the early morning. They have to ride a horse to get to the area where they raise corn and sorghum and keep their animals because the path is very rustic and it takes them 30 minutes. Her daughters help with the household chores and also make cheese. She is busy all day between her work in the fields and the home.

She is asking for this loan to pay for labor and rent the equipment she needs to thrash the corn so she can store it and also remove the remaining grass to use as animal feed.

She dreams of having more animals and acquiring more farmland so she can establish herself financially. This will allow her to provide a better quality of life for her children, who are her hope for a better future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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