A loan of $400 helped to buy pigs to fatten and sell.

Francisca Del Carmen's story

Francisca is 43 years old and studied up to Grade 5. Due to a lack of financial resources she quit school. She is married and her husband is a carpenter. She has 3 children, one of whom is married and the other two live with her and go to school. Francisca takes care of the household work and cares for her family.

A year ago she started to work as a cook in a church due to their financial situation. Her day starts at 4 am taking care of her family. Her work is a 5 minute walk away and she starts work at 6:30 am and leaves at 5 pm. this is her daily routine.

The loan will be invested buying pigs to fatten and later sell. Francisca dreams of preparing her children for university, renovating her house and paying off the loan with no problem so she can continue working.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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