A loan of $1,500 helped to buy cows.

Cesar Alejandro's story

Cesar is 40 years old, married, and lives with his wife and daughters. He studied to ninth grade. Every morning he rises at 5:00 am, along with his wife and children (who attend school), and who help him with his business activities and with milking the cows they have.

Cesar and his wife sell personal products from their home, which they learned from his mother. In the mornings, while his wife works in the home, and in the evenings he cares for the cows.

He will use the money from this loan to buy three cows he needs to start milk production, that he uses to make cheese and cream that he sells in his store. He plans to buy personal products, and with the income from their sale, from the sale of milk, and the loan, he will buy cows. He will also be able to buy land on which to pasture the animals. He currently rents.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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