A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a calf.

Pablo's story

Pablo is 78 years old. He studied up until second grade, and was taught from the lessons learned in the home. There were no schools in that period, which limited him to attaining only the tools necessary to read and write.

He is married, and his wife is a housewife. She is the one who is in charge of the work in the home. Their children have already formed their own homes. He is a farmer, and has been doing this work for more than 40 years. His father taught him this work starting when he was young.

He also has three cows that provide him with milk. The distance he has to cover to get to his place of work is short, which is why he goes there on foot. His work hours are 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. He needs the loan to buy a calf, with which he will improve his income and will be able to expand production.

Pablo dreams that everything he has worked for will go to his children, for whom he has fought very hard, since his current age does not allow him to work like before anymore.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Schau

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