A loan of $550 helped to buy more animals and balanced feed, as well as to make some repairs to her animal pens.

Maria Fortunata's story

Maria is 41 years old, married, and has three children. She lives in a house that she owns in the rural part of the District of Pacora in Lambayeque.

For the past ten years, she has worked raising and selling animals. She raises the animals in the back part of her house and when they reach a good size, she sells them to the general public and to the businessmen that tend to visit the area where she lives. She wants to expand her business with the purchase of more animals and balanced feed. She wants her animals to reach a better weight and size in order to sell them at a higher price. She also wants to make some repairs to her animal pens. For this reason, she is requesting a loan of 1,500 Peruvian Nuevos Soles (PEN) from Edpyme Alternativa. With this investment, she hopes to expand her business so that she can have enough profits to continue helping her husband cover the family expenses. Maria is a previous borrower at Edpyme Alternativa and she made her payments on time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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