Nancy is forty-four years old. She lives in the district of Las Lomas in the province of Piura in northern Peru. It is a semi-tropical zone, primarily populated by farmers and ranchers. Many residents own small fruit plantations or raise cattle or other animals. Nancy maintains a stable home, living with her husband and their daughter.
Nancy raises sheep and hogs in corrals behind her home. She has a small herd which she feeds with various local plants and feed from local mills. She cares for the animals until they reach the appropriate size and weight to be sold in local markets or to neighbors. The animals serve as an important part of many traditional dishes and the nutrition of the local populace. The family has a small parcel of agricultural land which they inherited. Nancy’s husband works on the land raising crops and also works as a farm hand on local plots during varying seasons and harvest times.
This will be Nancy’s first loan with Edpyme Alternativa. She plans to use the loan to purchase additional feed for her animals in order to ensure their proper growth and maturation. She hopes to be able to increase her family’s income over time in order to ensure that they are more stable economically and less dependent on the labors of her husband outside of the home.