A loan of $475 helped to buy vegetables like: tomato, cabbage, carrot, beet, potato, etc. as well as ducks and sheep to raise.

Maria Luisa's story

MARIA LUISA G. D. O., 56, lives in the MOCHE district, Trujillo province, La Libertad department, Perú. She is a member of the SAN BORJA communal bank. She finished 6th graD. and tells us that she is from the mountain region and, as a little girl, her parents did not proviD. further schooling for her and, for lack of economic resources, did not continue with her studies and started to work while still very young. She is in a relationship and has 5 children, all of whom are adult and no longer dependent on her. She sells vegetables such as: carrots, tomatoes, pumpkin, potatoes, etc. in the La Hermelinda market. She also raises ducks, sheep and cows on the farm she has near her home. With her first 300 new sol loan she bought vegetables and ducks to raise for subsequent sale. With this 1,300 new sol loan she will buy vegetables like tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, beets, potatoes, etc. to sell in the market. She will also buy ducks and sheep to raise for later sale. MARIA LUISA dreams with increasing her sales to obtain higher profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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