A loan of $375 helped to buy more animals to raise.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes is 53 years old, single, and her children already live independently. Mercedes lives in San Pedro, a medium-sized village in TambogranD.. This is an agricultural area located in Piura province, more than four hours from the city of Chiclayo, capital of Lambayeque region. For the past eight years, Mercedes has been raising and selling young animals and poultry. She raises the animals in an area behind her home and when they have reached a good level of development she offers them for sale to the traders who visit her area. Mercedes would like to invest her loan for 1,000 Peruvian soles in buying more animals such as turkeys and laying hens. With this investment, she hopes to expand her business and thereby make acceptable profits that will allow her to make some repairs to her home and cover her personal expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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