A loan of $325 helped to buy fertilizers and small billy goats.


Ana's story

Ana is 29 years old. Ana is married and she has been with her husband for nearly 8 years. She has a 7 year old daughter. They inherited the house that they live in from her in-laws. Ana has been making a living taking care of her farm animals for the past 8 years. She has cows, sheep, and billy goats. Her husband cultivates a type of vegetable called a "chacra" and he also grows potatoes. During harvest Ana begins to prepare meals for her family at 5 o'clock a.m until 8 o'clock a.m and afterwards she gathers the potatoes and the vegetables and prepares them to get them ready to sell at the marketplace. Before she leaves to go to the market she ties up her cows and her billy goats to posts so that they will not escape and ruin her neighbors' cultivations. Ana is really happy with raising her animals and cultivating her plants, and now she wants to start selling firewood. She wants to take advantage of having a lot of trees around her home. With the firewood sales she wants to improve the quality of life for her family. Ana has received 5 consecutive loans through MFP and she has shown that she is punctual in making the payments. She has been really happy with the policies of the communal bank and she is in charge of taking notes during each of their meetings. With this loan she wants to buy fertilizers for her vegetables, and buy more baby sheep of a good breed. Her plan is to raise the animals to grow and get fat and then resale them at a better price so that she can earn more money.


(Translated by Mariela of San Roque High School)

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kendra Gaete


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