A loan of $1,000 helped prepare land for his cattle to graze on, and buy more livestock including two milk cows.


Gustavo Santos's story

Gustavo is 68 years old and married. His wife looks after the household. They have eight children, all adults and all married. However, two still live with Gustavo as well as some grandchildren whom he supports.

Gustavo enjoys his work as a farmer. He has had this job ever since he was fourteen years old. He makes organic products which he uses on his corn and vegetable crops. Early in the morning he lets out the cattle (he enjoys very much raising cattle), and then goes to his corn fields which are close to his house.

He is going to use the loan money to prepare 32 hectares of land once again so the cattle can graze there. He also wants to buy 2 more cows to raise so he will have milk for his family.

Gustavo wishes to have more livestock so he can increase production of milk. This will help the grandchildren he supports and enable him to better himself in the future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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