A loan of $1,300 helped to buy a calf.


José Abrahan's story

José is 70 and was in school up to grade 4. He is married; his wife is a housewife. They have ten children, one of whom has passed away and seven of whom live on their own. Two of their children live with them and help with the farming. Two of José's grandchildren also live with him. Only two of his children, his wife, and two grandchildren depend on him. José has worked in agriculture since he was 8 years old. A brother taught him this work, because their father left when he was two years old. His work is fifteen minutes away and he travels on foot. This is his only work, and his children help him. He works from 6 am to 2:00 pm. He will need this loan for the purchase of a calf from his neighbours. He knows the calf, and it is pregnant. He wants the calf. He needs the rest of the loan for the harvest, to pay for the corn de-grainer and to transport the crops to his home. This will help him because he will be able to harvest more grains; he has already harvested some but wants to harvest more. He needs to find a buyer for the corn. He will invest the money in this in order to have an income and repay his debts from the corn. His dreams are for God to always give him live so that he can continue cultivating the land and providing his family's daily bread. His harvest is obtained from the sweat of his brow, and this is how he wants to continue making a living and providing for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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