A loan of $700 helped to purchase pigs..


Maria Clemencia's story

At the age of 65 Clemencia, together with her husband, works as a farmer, livestock owner and young animal caretaker. She has 5 daughters and one son who are all older and independent. Clemencia has one 6-year-old granddaughter who is disabled because at this age she cannot walk or talk. Clemencia has dedicated 20 years to raising pigs. She will invest this loan in the purchase of pigs to improve her business. Clemencia's aspiration is to work as long as she can to avoid bothering her children and to have a dignified old age. However, her greatest aspiration is that her 6-year-old granddaughter who is disabled will learn to walk and to talk.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth



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