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


Juan José's story

Juan is 63 years old and only studied up to eighth form. He is married and his wife takes care of the household. They have five children, all of whom founded their own families. Juan has been a farmer since he was 15 and also learned to be a tailor. He has three heifers. He learned farming from his parents and tailoring from a friend. He works every day from 6 am to 11.30 am to tend to his two hectares of sweetcorn. He asks for a loan in order to buy two heifers, because he enjoys animal husbandry. His dreams include having more cattle and growing one more hectare of sweetcorn. He would dearly like to learn breadmaking in order to improve his family's standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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