A loan of $1,000 helped to buy two cows.

Silvia De Jesús's story

Silvia is 43 years old and currently separated because her husband left her. Silvia works a plot of corn and learned this from her parents because that is what they did. Since she was the oldest child she had to help support the home. She also bought two cows and started selling them after one year to earn year end money.

She rises at 5:00 am to do the household chores, she then goes to where she has her corn crop and returns at 1:00 pm to continue working and goes to where her daughter lives at 4:00 pm. Her daughter sells tortillas and she helps her, since she is not able to help her financially.

She will use the money from this loan to buy two cows and some products for the land she is working at the moment. This is the month when she begins to work and projects out to the end of the year.

Silvia wants to have a better house and provide her son with the education that she was not able to have. In this way she can have better work opportunities. She is certain that she will be able to make her dreams a reality and is grateful for the opportunities, such as a boost in work, that the loans provide her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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