You may remember that a few months ago there was a grass fire at Boa Esperanca, forcing Miguel to find alternative pasture for his cattle (purchased through our micro loan initiative) well, the cows have now returned. Miguel reports that the rainy season has been weak so far but there has been sufficient rain for the pasture land to begin to grow.
The rainy season usually starts in late October and continues through to April. The place where Miguel lives is located within the semi arid region of North East Brazil where drought and bush fires are common place. January is a critical month for many rural families – if the rains fail in January then many families will lose their crops. Lets hope the rains fall abundantly for the people of Cristino Castro!