A loan of $1,000 helped to buy pigs.

José Anibal's story

José, age 41, is a hardworking man who strives day after day to get ahead along with his wife and child. He is a farmer by trade and was able to finish his basic education with great effort. José felt obligated to move to the United States, but later returned with the drive to succeed. With the small amount of money that he saved over two years, he decided to build a small house and purchase a grain mill for generating income. Even with the revenue he generates from farming and operating his grain mill, José does not have sufficient funds for covering future needs.

José has gained a great deal of experience by working a long time in agriculture. He has also spent 10 years raising pigs and 3 years raising poultry. At the moment, he has chickens for fattening and four pigs that he is raising. José has the help of his wife, a very determined woman who looks after the animals while he is working.

The loan he needs will be used to buy pigs. José hopes to sell them after they have been fattened. He already has the required experience for raising these animals. In addition, José is well-known among the people in his community. Having this advantage will make it easier for him to sell his product. However, he does not have the money to invest in the purchase of pigs so that he can make a profit from this type of business.

In the future, José wants to give his son the best gift of all – a university education. This will enable his son to support himself in life since things are difficult at the moment. José also hopes to leave his son a productive business that provides a source of sufficient income for meeting his needs. He does not want to see his family lack anything.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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