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Bertha
Bertha is the mother of a family, she is 57 years old and she lives together with her husband in the community of La Pradera of the Pimentel district. It is a suburban region located about 10 minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

She raises and sells guinea pigs. She raises them from a customized cage in her home feeding them grains and natural grasses. She sells them to the general public and to private owners. These animals are in great demand in the market because their meat is well liked and consumed in home in the entire country. With this business she is able to contribute with her husband, an agriculturist, toward the family's finances.

Bertha wishes to improve the cages with the purchase of wire meshes. She also wants to purchase balanced feed in order to ensure the animals are raised in optimal conditions and be able to see an improvement in earnings. She has requested a first time loan from Edpyme Alternativa (Kiva Field Partner) in the amount of 1500 nuevos soles in order to achieve her goal.

Bertha is a responsible woman who enjoys her work. Her goal is to keep growing as a small business owner and to improve the quality of life for her family.
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Bertha es una madre de familia de 57 años de edad que reside junto a su esposo en el sector La Pradera del distrito de Pimentel, una zona urbano – marginal que se encuentra situada a diez minutos de la ciudad de Chiclayo.

Se dedica a la crianza y venta de cuyes. Ella cría a estos animales en un ambiente de su vivienda alimentándolos de granos y pastos naturales. Los vende al publico en general y a los criadores particulares. Estos animales tienen bastante acogida en el mercado debido a que su carne es muy estimada y consumida en los hogares de todo el país. Con esta actividad ella ayuda a su esposo, que es agricultor, con el sostenimiento de la economía de su familia.

Bertha desea mejorar los corrales que posee con la compra de javas y mallas. Asimismo desea adquirir alimento balanceado, todo esto con la finalidad de mejorar la crianza de sus animales y percibir mayores ingresos por sus ventas. Por ello ha creído conveniente solicitar por primera vez a Edpyme Alternativa un crédito de 1500 nuevos soles con los cuales piensa lograr su objetivo.

Bertha es una mujer responsable y que gusta mucho de la labor que realiza. Su anhelo es seguir creciendo como empresaria y de ese modo mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 122
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,279,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Bertha to upgrade cages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 22, 2010
Listed
Oct 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011