A loan of $500 helped to purchase two young grazing cattle.

Ricardo Hermogenes's story

Ricardo is 69 years old and works in agriculture. Due to low economical resources, it was impossible for him to continue his education and he only studied up to the first grade. He is a single father of 3 children.

Ricardo has made a living from agriculture and cattle raising for approximately 51 years. His dad taught him how to do these jobs so that he could defend himself in life, given that he could not give him an education. It is difficult for him to find another job because of the academic level he possesses, that is why agriculture and cattle raising are his only source of income.

He will use the loan to purchase two young grazing cattle to take care of them, fatten them, and sell them when they are grown bulls in order to cancel his loan and, from the profit, cover some unmet needs.

His dream for the future is to improve the quality of life for him and his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Luisa Islas

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